Robots

Creepy Robot of the Day

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot already displayed a significant amount of agility when it learned how to run and traverse small obstacles, demonstrating that it has the ability to crash through your front window and land on two feet, but now it knows a few dance moves.

This thing is more agile than many humans are now.

  • muselet

    Creepy, yeah. Atlas comes very close to the Uncanny Valley.

    But damned impressive. Who knew a robot was that close to being able to breakdance?

    –alopecia

  • Tony Lavely

    I’m waiting for the one when it meets its partner…

    • Nefercat

      Imagine the babies.

      • Tony Lavely

        I suspect Boston Dynamics already has…

  • Nefercat

    The creepy robots used to scare me, but now I think, hmm, smarter and nicer than the oafish, melting baboon in the White House? Sure, I’ll take my chances.

    After all, don’t robots have to swear not to harm humans or something? That would be a vast improvement over what we have now.