Boston Dynamics’ robot dog Spot can twerk to Uptown Funk
This Boston Dynamics Atlas robot brings us one step closer to that Black Mirror episode
It can run. It can hide. It can twerk.
Engineering and robotics firm Boston Dynamics has taken a break from scaring people and released new, more-endearing footage of its sophisticated robotic dog, Spot.
Earlier this year, many on social media were frightened by footage of the four-legged robot using its claw to open a door.
Tweet by 0x20: Okay but seriously, what would any of us do if Boston Dynamics just starts releasing their killer robots out on the public?
But the latest footage reveals the often dubbed “killer” robot also has some killer moves.
It shows the SpotMini bopping to a cover of Uptown Funk featuring Bruno Mars, as well as doing an impressive version of the running man and twerking.
On Twitter, some were impressed by the human-like movements, but others still found it creepy.
Tweet by Flavia Dzodan: Oh look! the Boston Dynamics “cute robodog” I regularly joke about is dancing! it will crush dissenters and trample on crowds… but with sass and rhythm.
Boston Dynamics’ humanoid can also do parkour
Just last week, Boston Dynamics released some unnerving footage of its Atlas humanoid running, jumping and doing backflips.
The video showed the 75-kilogram robot could navigate a multi-tiered obstacle course with ease.
The US-based firm says its mission is to, “build the most advanced robots on Earth, with remarkable mobility, agility, dexterity and speed”.