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Boston Dynamics' Spot Robot Harassing A Real Dog

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This is a video of Boston Dynamics' quadroped Spot robot harassing a real dog in a parking lot. If I was there they would have found that robot in pieces in that dumpster behind it because nobody messes with my furry friends. I am a friend of the animals. I like animals more than most people. Especially most people I have to deal with. I'm sure you're great though. We should be friends. Maybe even...special friends? "What does being special friends entail?" You know, just BFF type stuff -- sharing secrets, pillow talk, maybe fool around every once in awhile. "That's not how BFFs work." I just want one of those split-heart necklaces so bad!

Keep going for the video, as well as one demonstrating Spot's different gaits.

Thanks to Alan, who agrees there are far too many dogs in shelters to ever justify building robotic ones.

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  • Wilf Smith

    Boston Dynamics have some great research - they've managed to come up with the most expensive way to make youtube videos that people quite like watching.

    All their other research and practical uses of their tech are to date spectacularly unsubscribed and not fit for purpose.

  • MustacheHam

    I would be more interested to know if people can ride it.

  • shashi

    robosexual relations are generally frowned upon but yes

  • Anything can be ridden if you believe enough in yourself!

  • Bling Nye
  • What the flippin' heck do ye mean, "that's not how BFFs work"?!?

  • Bling Nye

    I want to see the bipedal humanoid robot walking the robot dog and for the robot dog to pause and crap out some electronics; then rather than the 'human' robot acting like it didn't notice and keep walking, it actually cleans up the mess.

    Proving once and for all that some humans suck even more than killer robots.

  • Billy Avenue

    it's amazing how fluid the walking is on that thing. so natural. the robot does a decent job too though.

  • Big McLargehuge

    For someone who hates robots, you sure do make a lot of posts about them.

  • Skyinferno

    It's called research. Learn their secrets so you can destroy them...

  • Bling Nye

    I thought it was more along the lines of the gay-bashing politicians that publicly hate homosexual relations, but then later get caught in homosexual relations.

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