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Boston Dynamics is at it again.
The robotics firm, which brought you the walking dog robots and the back-flipping robot, which Twitter commentators said would herald the robo-pocalypse, has produced a robot that can open doors.
Unsurprisingly, those same Twitter commentators are at it again too.
Boston Dynamics posted a video of its new and slimline SpotMini quadruped robot extending an appendage to open a door, using its legs to also hold the door open for another robot to walk through.
Boston Dynamics is going to be the end of us all, and the last remaining humans will be wondering how we didn't see… https://t.co/T3Uit8Ytfv — nick wright (@nick wright)
#Robots that open doors? Seriously? Yet another big advance in robotics. I am totally speechless.… https://t.co/y9nZFMsKGI — Sean Gardner (@Sean Gardner)
Why does Boston Dynamics seemingly brag about being the developers of our future mass murderers and robot overlords… https://t.co/lOBHk3ws0K — Jono Pech (@Jono Pech)
This is one of the most terrifying things I’ve seen in all my life https://t.co/Yp9xlhdKC9 — Alan White (@Alan White)
When the robot uprising happens our kids will be like “WHY DIDN’T YOU STOP BOSTON DYNAMICS!? Their shit wasn’t a se… https://t.co/IvdsIgMjn8 — Laurie Voss (@Laurie Voss)
Stop pretending to be scared of robots because they can open a door. Most of the cast of Hollyoaks can probably open a door. — Hugo Rifkind (@Hugo Rifkind)
Every time Boston Dynamics updates its doggy robots there are thousands of posts on how the future machines will en… https://t.co/U0NDKiE2ec — Thomas Rid (@Thomas Rid)
WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE... oh no wait this is just an opaquely staged product video with some cool tech in it. -ever… https://t.co/oJpdXPYRNZ — Kate Darling (@Kate Darling)
But don't worry. We're quite a way off from breaking out the Voight-Kampff tests.
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