No, no, no, no. We thought the Snakebot was the creepiest robot we'd seen yet, but now Boston Dynamics has gone and made this thing that's giving us nightmares.
You have to see this video--this %#&*@ robot simply won't go down. Watch as the guy tries to kick it over at the 00:36 mark. Watch as it goes uphill and downhill in snow, traverses slippery ice, and leaps accurately over demarcated distances. The most disturbing thing is that once it loses its balance, like at the 1:29 mark, it frantically scrabbles to regain its footing with the grotesque urgency of a locomoting cockroach. This machine looks like it will carry out its mission at any cost.
And what is its mission? Make no mistake: robots are here to replace us. Watching this video, we feel like the Incans watching the Conquistadors pulling into the harbor.
via gizmodothanks gina!