Video shows robots opening doors, internet freaks out
The latest video released by robot builders at Boston Dynamics feels like a scene lifted straight out of a horror movie, and the internet has taken notice.
Monday, the company shared its new video entitled "Hey buddy, can you give me a hand?"
While that title alone sounds perfectly benign, the actual video may come across i bit creepy if you've watched a science fiction film within the past 20 years.
Folks all across social media had a variety of reactions, but most were obviously jokes about Skynet and the "Robo-Pocalypse".
This is one of the most terrifying things I’ve seen in all my life pic.twitter.com/Yp9xlhdKC9— Alan White (@aljwhite) February 12, 2018
Ugh. Only a matter of time before we're living through Black Mirror's "Metalhead" episode. pic.twitter.com/fSVyHTWAXO— Jake Godin (@JakeGodin) February 12, 2018
And, of course, some Jurassic Park references were thrown in for good measure.
The company is backed by the Pentagon and has a varied lineup of robots designed for military use, including a leaping humanoid named Atlas and a speedy quadruped named WildCat.