What is Boston Dynamics and why does Google want robots?

Google’s latest acquisition is one of the most advanced robotics companies in the world, and makes robots for the US military

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The Atlas humanoid robot is just one of the Boston Dynamics stable of advanced robotic platforms acquired by Google. Photograph: Boston Dynamics

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Check out these clips…

Believe it or not, they are real robots! The current level of technological development is far more sophisticated than many realise.

Reminds me of this clip…

We are making ever more efficient, powerful and increasingly, intelligent machines, often well networked together. If we teach machines to kill and they become aware of our (it seems) innate human tendencies towards hypocrisy, treachery and disregard for others, one thing we can guarantee is that it will not end pretty.

I hope Battlestar Galactica is just a story and not our future…

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