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Boston Dynamics in the ’90s

Boston Dynamics in the ’90s

Boston Dynamics has made a name for themselves with their humanoid and animal-inspired robots. We’ve previously met Spot, their robo-dog that can handle all kinds of terrain and carry small payloads. Future Punk made this fun video that imagines what Spot might have been like had he come out in the 1990s.

With You, Spot Can…

With You, Spot Can…

Boston Dynamics’ Spot robotic quadruped is finally available for purchase. Starting at just $74,500, you can have one too. To entice buyers from commercial, academic, and engineering worlds, the company put together this video of some of the robot’s capabilities, from climbing to carrying, to self-righting, to working in sync.

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Adam Savage’s Spot Robot

Adam Savage’s Spot Robot

In December 2019, Adam Savage unwrapped one of the coolest Christmas gifts ever – one of Boston Dynamics‘ four-legged Spot robots. He then took it out for its first walk to learn just how good it is at walking on challenging terrain. Adam and the crew at Tested plan on putting Spot through its paces over the next year.

ATLAS Does Gymnastics

ATLAS Does Gymnastics

Boston Dynamics’ agile humanoid ATLAS robot continues to develop its acrobatic and balancing skills. In this clip it shows off a variety of moves which combine movements of its legs, torso, and arms to perform a brief gymnastic routine.

Mush, Spot, Mush!

Mush, Spot, Mush!

Watch and listen as 10 of Boston Dynamics’ Spotpower robots work together to pull a truck along a slight uphill grade. The clacking of 40 robot dog feet marching in unison is a sneak preview of what awaits humankind in the coming robopocalypse.

SpotMini Does a Dance

SpotMini Does a Dance

While the guys at Boston Dynamics have the latest in robot tech, they’re not exactly au courant with their musical selection. Still, we’ll forgive them for their out of date tastes because they taught their SpotMini robot some sick dance moves.

ATLAS Does Parkour

ATLAS Does Parkour

Boston Dynamics‘ bipedal humanoid robot continues to build its library of skills. In this brief video clip, the sophisticated ‘bot shows off by hopping over a log, and bounding up a series of platforms with greater agility than most humans could pull off.

ATLAS Goes for a Jog

ATLAS Goes for a Jog

The robots of Boston Dynamics continue to get more and more impressive – and remind us that the robot uprising is an ever more realistic possibility, as their ATLAS humanoid goes for an untethered jog in the park, then shows off his acrobatic skills.

Robot Opens the Door

Robot Opens the Door

Boston Dynamics‘ growing robot army is getting ever more ready for its uprising. Watch as one of its SpotMini quadruped ‘bots uses its arm appendage to not only open a door, but to let his buddy out. They’re coming for us… it’s only a matter of time.

ATLAS Does a Backflip

ATLAS Does a Backflip

In this brief footage from Boston Dynamics‘ laboratory, we see just how agile their ATLAS humanoid robot has become. The biped can not only walk, carry objects, and stand itself up like a human, but can now jump between pedestals and even do backflips.

Planar Elliptical Runner Robot

Planar Elliptical Runner Robot

Engineers at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition developed this two-legged robot which can run at speeds up to 12 mph. It may not be as fast as Boston Dynamics’ cheetah ‘bot, but we still wouldn’t want to chased by one.

Boston Dynamics Handle Robot

Boston Dynamics Handle Robot

Tha developers of the world’s largest menagerie of creepy robots have taken wraps off of Handle, a 6.5 foot-tall research robot that can drive along at 9 mph and jump up to 4 feet in the air. Its ability to balance and negotiate terrain are especially impressive.

Boston Dynamics SpotMini

Boston Dynamics SpotMini

The folks behind robots like BigDog and AlphaDog are back with a smaller dog. SpotMini is designed for use around the home, and can not only act as a family pet, but can do chores, like doing the dishes and bringing you a beer. We only wonder if he poops batteries.

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I Love Box

I Love Box

“Where is Box? I love Box.” Boston Dynamics really hit a nerve with its latest demo video of its Atlas robot. We know it’s all a test, but we can’t help but feel for the guy – er, bot. Auralnauts turns the tables around in this horrifying parody.

ATLAS Robot Upgraded

ATLAS Robot Upgraded

The new version of Cyberdyne Systems’ Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS robot is more agile than ever, capable of walking indoors or out without tethers, can lift and carry objects, and can even recover falling. Also, we don’t recommend poking it with a hockey stick.

Robo-sleigh

Robo-sleigh

Builders of the robopocalypse, Boston Dynamics celebrated the holidays this year with a video postcard, in which Santa’s reindeer have been terminated and replaced with creepy headless robo-reindeer. Merry Christmas and sweet dreams!

Man’s Best Robot Friend

Man’s Best Robot Friend

Meet BigDog’s little brother. Boston Dynamics’ Spot is at home both indoors and outdoors and is great at keeping its balance, even when kicked by jerks who will surely be the first to die in the inevitable robot uprising.

WildCat Robot

WildCat Robot

Boston Dynamics is at it once again. This time, they’re showing off a robot that can gallop and bound around like some sort of crazed, headless packmule. You won’t outrun its 16mph top speed, but at least you can hear it coming.

Meet ATLAS

Meet ATLAS

Boston Dynamics continues its work on robotic world domination, with a highly advanced 330-pound robot capable of walking, balancing and climbing stairs like a human, and to eventually take on the DARPA Robotics Challenge.

PETMAN Wears Clothes

PETMAN Wears Clothes

Boston Dynamics’ versatile humanoid robot, PETMAN, takes to the runway and struts its stuff, demonstrating its ability to simultaneously amaze us with its technology and freak the hell out of us. The robopocalypse is nigh.

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BigDog Throws Blocks

BigDog Throws Blocks

We’ve got enough trouble with Boston Dynamics beastly four-legged robot, but now it’s got the ability to pick up cinder blocks and toss them across the room. Nothing good could possibly come of this.

LS3 Robot Pack Horse

LS3 Robot Pack Horse

Boston Dynamics’ Legged Squad Support System or LS3 can follow voice commands and maneuver through a variety of terrain. We hope its successors won’t hunt us down for laughing at its awkward gait.

World’s Fastest Robot

World’s Fastest Robot

DARPA and Boston Dynamics’ Cheetah robot just broke the robot land-speed record by running at an insane speed of 28.3mph – quick enough to catch Usain Bolt should Skynet eventually go online.

Sand Flea Jumping Robot

Sand Flea Jumping Robot

Boston Dynamics’ diminutive wheeled robot can drive around like an R/C car, then jump to heights of up to 30 feet in a blink of an eye, allowing it to perform stealthy surveillance from rooftops.

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