A company named Boston Dynamics, headquartered in Waltham, MA, has been building the next generation of robots, and they’re amazing.
There’s a human-shaped bot called Atlas that can jump up onto different height platforms, and even do a backflip down to the floor.
Now here is where human-shaped robots freak me out: Skip ahead to 2:05 on this next video. What is this human doing taunting the robot?
We all know how this ends, right? Tell me if you can visualize this robots eyes turning red and it going after you with a machete. (Just me?)
Boston Dynamics have a four-legged friend, named “Spot.” Pretty sure it took at least six people around the conference table to come up with his name. Either way, he’s clearly the life of the party. Lil’ man can cut up a rug!
He does the running man AND he twerks. HE TWERKS, people!
Need a dancing partner, but don’t feel like carrying a conversation? Spot the robot is your guy.
Check out the other robots on Boston Dynamics’ YouTube Channel.