Boston Dynamics Releases Official Footage Of Its Killer Wheel-Footed Robot

February 27, 2017

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Remember that leaked footage of Boston Dynamics' latest killer robot? Well now they've released their own official reel of Handle, the wheel-legged robot of your nightmares. It's even more terrifying in high definition. Can it do 360's without getting dizzy? Check. Can it jump on and off of tables? It sure can. Pick up and carry the weight of a small human? Oh yes. Roll down stairs and snowy hillsides without falling? YEP. Can it be modded into a sex robot? Hopefully! "Wait, what?" Uh, I mean kill them all!

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to R Hartness, who knows what I like and this is obviously not it.

  • Thomson Skelington

    I read "Pick up and carry the remains of a small human"

  • TheQiwiMan

    When there isn't an operator controlling it, I'll begin to worry. Until then, this is just a fancy RC car.

  • Love the Mary Tyler Moore ending jump freeze shot! "Look at me I can change the whole world!"

    I for one welcome our new Robot Overlords. What is thy bidding?!

  • DThor

    I realize they design different nightmares for different scenarios, but this one requires a dry paved floor to do it's murdery shenanigans. A few buckets of oil would down this bastard pronto.
    I'm noting this in my Big Book of Apocalypse Lifestyles.

  • Jenness

    Yeah, we're screwed. Nice knowing everyone.

  • AtomicMountain

    They have to program physical (and emotional) pain into robots.

    If robots can't suffer pain when struck by something, we're at a huge disadvantage, and we're screwed.

    If AI can't suffer emotional pain, we're screwed.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Wouldn't an easily accessible emergency stop be a better solution? You could spend a gigabyte of text attempting to explain pain or just make it easy to shut down any electrical being.

  • AtomicMountain

    Well, the physical pain wouldn't take that much code. Just a network of sensors so that when you whack it, it triggers the emergency stop or slowdown or run-and-hide or whatever else humans do.

    The emotional pain would take some code of course, but then you could shut it down without having to whack it.

    Plus, screw robots.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Quite frankly I'm already terrified of what current technology can automate. We've made robots that composed orchestral music, make paintings, perform mindless repetitive tasks, etc.

  • Michael Knight

    mad shredding dude. it would be gnar to see what you can do in a bowl.

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    Gotta love the 80s freeze frame and the end.

  • ToyBoxofGuns

    Yes but can it wear a dress and give a handy?

  • Draco Basileus

    After, what seems like, 15 years of these BD robot videos I'm wondering if I'm ever going to see one of these things in the wild. You know, like a robot helping an old lady with her groceries.

  • Spike

    Ha! I love the cheesy freeze frame at the end. Almost makes it look like it might not be ushering in the age of robot overlords.

  • JamesHaswell

    Johnny 5 is ALIVE!

  • AtomicAcorn

    Tachikoma test version 1.0

  • The_Wretched

    Damn, that was where I thought this was going.

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