When last we checked in on Boston Dynamics, they were acquired by Google, who apparently had an interest in their terrifying BigDog robot and their other dog-like robot which throws cinder blocks because THAT’S A GREAT THING TO TEACH A ROBOT TO DO. Google has now unveiled the newest iteration of terrifying dog-like robots, a smaller version of BigDog named “Spot.”
See Spot learn to hate humans:
YOU’RE ONLY MAKING IT ANGRY. WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS? WHAT HATH GOOGLE WROUGHT?
Spot weighs in at 160 pounds (72.5kg), and Gizmodo relays the ominous warning that it has an electric motor and “built-in sensors allowing it to automatically navigate difficult terrain,” with a smaller size than BigDog to make it better at search and rescue or scouting. Sure. “Rescues” and “scouting.” Definitely not “finding” and “alerting the horde.”
Man, it’s hard to believe it all started with this…