This is the future and it’s TERRIFYING: Meet the robot that can run faster than you


Robotics firm Boston Dynamics has posted videos showing off two of its new creations.

The first video shows its humanoid robot named Atlas running on grass before effortlessly jumping over a number of obstacles in its path.

In another video, the firm showed off its creepy robot dog navigating its way around an office.

The robot, called SpotMini, is a four legged droid and moves very much like an actual dog.

During this latest test, researchers first drove the robot through the office allowing it build a visual map of the area using its built in cameras and sensors.

SpotMini was then put into autonomous mode and let loose around the office.

The full test lasted more than six minutes with SpotMini successfully managing to navigate around different obstacles.

“SpotMini autonomously navigates a specified route through an office and lab facility”, a spokesperson for Boston Dynamics said in a statement.

“Before the test, the robot is manually driven through the space so it can build a map of the space using visual data from cameras mounted on the front, back and sides of the robot.

“During the autonomous run, SpotMini uses data from the cameras to localize itself in the map and to detect and avoid obstacles.

“Once the operator presses “GO” at the beginning of the video, the robot is on its own. Total walk time for this route is just over six minutes.”

But perhaps the fact that SpotMini can navigate around and office by itself isn’t that surprising given that in a previous video it was seen fighting off a human attacker.

Atlas meanwhile, which is equally as terrifying, has previously been filmed performing backflips.


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