Robot opens door


#21

I, for one…oh never mind


#22

that human is lying out of frame with a head contusion


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#27

alright, I give up. google search by image returned “Black and White.” as in the color scheme…


#28

Or the first one scooted through and yanked it closed and the second one hit the closed door and fell over


#29

Black Mirror, episode “Metalhead.” One of the SCARIER episodes. But not every BM is scary. Some are sweet. Some are hilarious. But some are downright fuckin’ spooky, like this one.


#30

My first thought. There was a time when the Boston Dynamics videos only gave me a sense of Uncanny Valley unease mixed with wonder at the engineering, but not since that episode.


#31

The raptors were smartasses indeed…


#32

fuck. I think I just outed myself as a mutant who hasn’t yet watched Black Mirror… I imagine some sort of swift-gaited automaton will be 'round shortly to strip me of my badges…


#33

That’s where my mind went too. They were relentless.


#34

Or you could end up in the Black Museum…


#35

That’s nice - so the robot with the arm can hold the door open for the robot with the bazooka.


#36

image


#37

Take away a rear leg, add another head/arm, and you’ve got a robotic Pierson’s Puppeteer!


#38

I love how the humans commenting here think the two bodies must have two separate minds, rather than a single mind with two bodies.

UH… I MEAN I AM A HUMAN TOO… [BEEP BREEEDD’K’K’K’K’K] HOW NICE TO BE HUMAN WITH YOU TODAY.


#39

Nah, those robots are much too adventurous to be Puppeteers.


#40

Heh, yeah. But we’re not used to this. The default setting on the human brain seems to be “anthropomorphize.”

Like @MaiqTheLiar, I kind of expected the 2nd robot to go back where it came from, as if it had been called to open the door. But then I had the thought, “oh it probably just wants to go see what the other one’s up to in there!”