HAS SCIENCE GONE TOO FAR? Terrifying robotics lab Boston Dymnamics (who created the RUNNING ROBO-DOG and RUNNING HUMANOID that will one day hunt us down – 1st Law be damned), has a video of three robotic reindeer hopping in sync as they pull Santa’s sleigh across a lawn, in what is surely a nightmarish vision of Christmases to come. Seriously, if those headless reindeer start flying over MY HOUSE, and landing on MY ROOF – that’s it for me. I’m checking out of this planet. And when Boston Dynamics makes a robot SANTA? It’s OVER for mankind. Just sayin’
Watch the beginning of the robocolypse below:
The robots resemble Boston Dynamics’ dog-like Spot model, but dressed up with antlers and Christmas decor. Spot grabbed the Internet’s attention last February when Boston Dynamics posted a video of it jogging alongside a human, showing a surprising level of speed and agility. The robotic pup even braced itself and was able to remain upright on its four legs after being kicked.
Boston Dynamics, which Google acquired in 2013, is known for creating large animal-like robots. Its Cheetah robot is capable of running 28.3 miles per hour, as the company showcased in 2012.