The End Is Nigh: Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Humanoid Robot Does Parkour

Like I needed a reminder that robots can and will hunt me down given the opportunity, this is the latest video from harbingers of the robot apocalypse Boston Dynamics starring their Atlas humanoid robot performing a little parkour. So, if you were wondering if you could out-parkour a killer robot chasing you, the answer is no. It will catch and kill you, and probably with a Presidential Fitness Award swinging from its neck.

Thanks to my dad, who agrees you never realize just how fast you can run until there’s a robot chasing you. Or you just saw an ice cream truck round the corner.