Robots. Those funny, clunky things that used to only be useful when they were in films. Even in Star Wars, C-3PO, the droid which accompanied the rolling dustbin that was R2-D2, walked a bit funny and couldn’t really flex much.
Here, now, in 2017, Boston Dynamics are creating robots which are frighteningly good. One, called “Atlas” is known as a mobile manipulation robot and can use its body, legs and arms to balance. Just like a human. It can also avoid obstacles with LIDAR and stereo sensors. It’ll assess the terrain and.. well.. I’m just going to stop typing now and show you the video.
Good God. Stick some more artificial intelligence in that, plug it into Skynet and we’re all f….