Because the robot apocalypse can’t come soon enough, these are several videos (one from Fort Pierce, Florida, three from the East River in New York City — slide the slider on the first Instagram video to see the second) of people walking Boston Dynamics’ Spot robotic dog on leashes. Obviously,
Seen here looking like a deleted portion of Horizon Zero Dawn, this is a introductory video for Boston Dynamics’ latest killer-bot, Stretch, a single-armed “sensor gripped” robot allegedly designed for warehouse work. I feel like it’s even scarier than Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robots because at least with those you can
This is a short video of the aftermath of a Roomba running over a pair of Apple EarPods while sweeping the room, which eventually brought the Roomba to its metaphorical knees, like a tow-cabled AT-AT. According to the official video description: “Earphones Entangle Into Robot Vacuum Cleaner After They Swiped
Because something is going to have to drag our bodies into a volcano after the robot uprising, this is a video of Boston Dynamics’ arm-for-a-head Spot robot demonstrating its grabbing capabilities. First it picks up some articles of clothing in the snow and around the house, then two swing a
This is a video of what I can only assume is an off-duty robotic street performer tipping another robotic street performer. He does a fantastic job, possibly even better than the robot he’s tipping. You know I’d argue if you’re this good you’re actually allowed to take the other performer’s
In what appears to be an incredibly misguided attempt to wish us all a happier new year, this is a video just released by Boston Dynamics of its army of death-bots all dancing to The Contours’ 1962 banger ‘Do You Love Me’. You really just have to see it to
Mother Nature: she’s wild. I know because we had a brief thing in college before she left me for a bartender. This is a video from a robotic spy penguin built by John Bower Productions of an emperor penguin hatching on its dad’s feet after two months of careful incubation.
This is a terrifying video of a malfunctioning dental school practice robot that looks like it’ll bite off anything that comes near it. Obviously, had I been a dental school student and this happened on my day to practice a root canal, there’s no question I would be an accountant