Imagine you and your dog are going for a nice stroll in the woods, when suddenly, you hear buzzing footfalls headed your way and a human-sized, bipedal robot crosses your path, trailed by a team of handlers and their gear. Actually, you don’t have to imagine it, you can just watch this video of the scene. (But you will have to imagine the sound of me screaming at the screen while watching it.)
The video was posted to YouTube over the weekend and also quickly made the rounds on Reddit, where the poster explained that the robot belongs to Boston Dynamics. Or at least, for now it belongs to Boston Dynamics. We all know it’s only a matter of time before the robots take over.