Oh Boy: Video Of Boston Dynamics Humanoid ATLAS Robot Running Untethered In The Wild

May 11, 2018

This is a video of Boston Dynamics' latest iteration of their ATLAS humanoid robot running untethered through a park, presumably on its way to twist somebody's head off. It also stops to jump over a log. It doesn't even look real, it looks like computer graphics -- and I really wish it was. I guess it's true what they say though: we all have to die at the hands of killer robots some day. I was just hoping that day would be much further in the future when my body is failing me and I'm begging a robot nurse to finish me off with a pillow.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Rob, n0nentity, Caroline and Fresh F, who agree this is not the vision of the future we were all hoping for. Come on, we don't even have practical flying cars yet.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I don't want to live on this planet anymore...

  • Patrick Williams

    Kinda glad I don't live anywhere near Boston Dynamics. I imagine loose robots jogging around the neighborhood has got to drive down house prices.

  • Deksam
  • If it bleeds, we can kill it.
    Oh, it doesn't bleed, you say?
    Yeah, we're fucked. ;-)

  • Tigerh8r

    Where's the old man who should be yelling, "GET OFF MY LAWN!!!"

  • Bling Nye

    He's just off camera on the right; the robot is running away from his lifeless corpse, presumably in pursuit of the man's spouse and sole witness to the murder.

  • Draco Basileus

    It's running away after being caught peeping in those nearby houses.

  • Dickeysaurus

    Remember that sound, high pitched and mechanical, somewhere between a light saber and an electric pencil sharpener. That's the sound of fate slowly loping towards you.

  • You hear that?... That is the sound of inevitability.

  • Arnold Celms

    Nice.

  • Bling Nye

    Mister Anderson Arnoldclems...

  • Jenness

    It's even scarier when you realize that meanwhile, this is also the future..: https://www.sciencealert.co...

  • The_Wretched

    I went to the mall this weekend. The "future" is today. The "future" is also 2 days after yesterday but noone likes math.

  • Bling Nye

    Robots won't even have to break into a jog to catch people.

  • Doog

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

    Sorry just had a pretty intense freak out. Are you guys not freaking out? How are you guys not freaking out!

  • TheQiwiMan

    Can't help hoping it doesn't fall, then realize in a few years, I'll instead be hoping it stops chasing me.

  • Andyman7714

    Tick...tick...tick...

  • Jason Christopher

    Terrifying!
    Have Black Mirror and Terminator taught us nothing?
    (really cool though, honestly)

  • The_Wretched

    Some folks read 1984 and the Handmaid's Tale and thought, hmm, we should go that way.

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