So this is one of the reasons I started this site in the first place. Cool and futuristic robotics and artificial intelligence.
Every once in a while you get lulled into a false sense of complacency about how slow things are moving in the world of robots and how there’s a lot of hype and less substance.
The good boys and girls from Boston Dynamics are here to shake things up (again) and just released a video showing us what is undoubtedly the future of robotic infantry warfare.
In the video, we see a robotic soldier at an unknown location with some (somewhat) shady handlers firing at targets while being assaulted and distracted.
What is amazing (or unsettling depending on your religion or mental disposition) is this robot simply doesn’t look like it can be stopped easily. It seems like a prototype of a terminator from the movies. It’s battered and kicked and assaulted and it keeps getting up and stays focused on the mission and it’s targets.
To tell the truth, I was waiting for the robot to turn around and start shooting at its handlers. I’m guessing that’s the B roll footage in the Boston Dynamics vaults.
What do you guys think? Should we all be… worried?
It’s incredible footage. Take a look and leave a comment below.