The Boston Dynamics bipedal robot can run now


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/10/the-boston-dynamics-bipedal-ro.html


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#2

Hmmm but how fast?


#3

This sends a cold shiver of fear down my spine.


#4

The Boston Dynamics bipedal robot can run now

Ok, now that’s a problem. I can’t run faster than it, that’s a real problem.


#5

Just gotta run faster than all your ‘friends’


#6

Roger That!


#7

Shit! He jumped over a log too! Yikes…


#8

And the popup ad right below the article starts “The next cyberattack is coming…”


#9

Peace in our time.


#10

Maybe not as fast as me but I bet he can keep running for longer.


#11

I’ve recovered footage of Boston Dynamics’ 2035 model; seen here conducting peace operations.


#12

Wow, they sure have come a long way with these in a very short amount of time.
Impressive.
I wounder if they have created a DARPA initiative yet.


#13

This remains the best (and in this context, also most relevant) Inspirbot image I’ve generated yet:


#14

It’s a little slow jumping over that log. It needs to work on its Parkour a bit.


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#16

Yeah, but it has terrible posture.

Your shoe’s untied.


#17

I doesn’t matter. It won’t get tired. We’re f***ed.


#18

Interesting technique on the jump. The followthrough with the arms is before the jump, the knees lowered to almost touch the ground. I wonder if it would topple over if it did it differently.


#19

Why are humans manifesting our own obsolesence?


#20

People will die, so people have children. Humanity will die, so why can’t we have a say in what comes after?