“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
We are all complicit in the robot uprising.
So while us humans are fingering our bellybuttons on the couch and wondering what the fuck is happening in Westworld, robots are out here training for American Ninja Warrior. By now, you’re probably familiar with Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot, which is their most capable robot yet–and this is the cutting-edge technology company whose robots possess the ability to fight back against humans, do backflips, lift 100-pounds, and more.
Good news: the bipedal humanoid robot can now hunt you down in the woods.
No word yet on whether Atlas is entering the 2019 NFL Draft.
Boston Dynamics has also demonstrated the capabilities of its SpotMini–an all-electric, four-legged robot that can pick up and handle objects using its 5 degree-of-freedom arm and perception sensors. According to Daily Dot, the SpotMini was what Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker said that the metal dogs in the episode “Metalhead” were based off of.
The company plans to sell copies of the SpotMini as early as 2019. The price is still up in the air, but Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert said that early versions of Atlas cost upward of $1 million.
If you can’t beat them, join ’em. Please donate to my Kickstarter.
[h/t Daily Dot]