Killer Robots Target Fat Boys that can't Parkour

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  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    If you have not been brushing up on your cardio or parkour skills, you likely just slipped a bit further down on the Darwin list when it comes to welcoming our robot overlords. Thanks Boston Dynamics.

    Check out the video.

    Atlas does parkour. The control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and strength for jumping over the log and leaping up the steps without breaking its pace. (Step height 40 cm.) Atlas uses computer vision to locate itself with respect to visible markers on the approach to hit the terrain accurately.
     
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  2. Ranulfo

    Ranulfo [H]ard|Gawd

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    But can he dodge a 12g slug to the actuators?
     
  3. BoogerBomb

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    One step closer to killer androids.
     
  4. Nukester

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    Now THAT's more like it. Most realistic movement I've seen from these things.
     
  5. Galvin

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    Holy shit when did they start working on this one? Thought it was just dog bots
     
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    I for one welcome our new Terminator overlords.
     
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    Hilarious title, Kyle.

    From what I see, Atlas is barely above fat boy level. Most will be safe for a while longer.

     
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    Reimu [H]ard|Gawd

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    He may actually shrug off a 12g while most ordinary frat boys can't do that.
     
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    "Hi, Boston Dynamics? It's the Pentagon! Listen, what level of membership does a billion dollars get us on your Patreon page..."
     
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    Queue the Terminator theme song.
     
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    It chases them down and gives them cupcakes.

    Robots play the long game.
     
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    dgz [H]ardness Supreme

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    Impressive movement. I am wondering what's with the constant walking, though. Still can't maintain balance while stationary? Every robot of theirs has been like that.

    These things are going to protect the shit out of us one day. I am genuinely impressed but also scared. Can I be both?
     
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    Man... I really need to step up production on these EMP rifles and cannons.
     
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    Watch the whole lot of them. In some ways they're better than movies #2 and 3.
     
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    Like the Puppeteers said "It's unwise to build your replacement" ; they were talking about AI, but this applies too.

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords!
     
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  17. Zarathustra[H]

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    I misread the title as "frat boys", and for a second I was all for it!
     
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    If AI were to suddenly go live tomorrow, you would be one of its first targets because if it's already come to the conclusion humanity needs to be eradicated, any human with self-preservation in mind is selfish and will say anything (including lie) to live. However, thanks to social media and the aggregation of all the metadata collected on humans (thanks NSA) it already has a perfect psychological profile on you, so there isn't much you can say at this point to prevent your untimely death from AI.

    Meanwhile, I would already be dead because I was the naive fool who sympathized with robots and advocated peace between both species. However, I was hated by my own kind and killed along with the robots during the war, and all because I just wanted to break bread and batteries.

    And now the weather...
     
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    Wow that's impressive
     
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    Better than 3 for sure!!!!!!!!
     
  22. Monkey34

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    crap, they're getting advanced!
     
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    Reach out and yank a data cable loose; lets see it parkour now........
     
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    Must've been some intense nail-biting going on during that demo/test.
     
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    Great, hopefully we have AD Police just in case they go berserk.
     
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    Boston Dynamics is going to be the place where the doom of humanity originates.
     
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    When we start seeing combat models of this thing is when we will know we are good and truly hosed as a species.

    I'm all for the technology advancement, especially for things such as prosthetics or powered exosuits or something. Just not giant rocket jumping murder machines.
     
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    Then someone better get on the phone with the Hague or something but even that isn't going to stop it. Only slow it down and keep it confined to those willing to break the rules, for development, just for development.
     
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    so.. how long till we see a robot football league or such?
     
  31. pendragon1

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    220px-Base_Wars_cover.jpg
     
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  32. lcpiper

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    I'd rather just watch that robot gladiator program though I must confess, I haven't seen an episode in many years.
     
  33. pendragon1

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    battlebots is still going.
     
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    Real life Cyberball? That could be interesting.