Boston Dynamics: Possibly My Biggest Enemy

April 21, 2009


Boston Dynamics, purveyor of such hellhounds of the robot apocalypse as BigDog, LittleDog, and BullDog, are back at it, this time at the opposite end of the spectrum: robotic bugs called Squishbots.

SquishBot is a program to develop a new class of soft, shape-changing robot. The goal is to design systems that can transform themselves from hard to soft and from soft to hard, upon command. Another goal is to create systems that change their critical dimensions by large amounts, as much as 10x. Such robots will be like soft animals that can squeeze themselves through small openings and into tight places.

Okay, I want to see a show of hands of who's cool with a robotic centipede burrowing in their ass. Now, everyone look around the room. You see the people with their hands raised? Perverts. The worst kind too: roboboners.

Terrifying robot image of the day: Boston Dynamics' SquishBot [bbgadgets]

Thanks to Greg, who once found a robotic silverfish trying to climb into his ear at night so it could read his mind. Thankfully, Greg huffs Raid and had a can by the bed.

  • The robot uprising might be nearer than you might suspect. Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot, which beforehand showed its capacity to stroll crosswise over unpleasant territory and take a wide range of mishandle from its makers, trueessay help has now aced another, and considerably additionally frightening ability: adjusting on one foot.

  • Deacon Scribbler

    Wait a second! I can think of 10, ok 7, shit, ok none right now, but there have got to be some reasons for robots being able to hide in your ass. Not mine, but somebody elses ass.  Your fear and distrust of robots is distracting you from real scientific advancements. I for one love our possibly new robot companions. 

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