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Short video, no idea if it's real or computer generated...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgaO45SyaO4

Anyone ever heard of "Boston Dynamics" before? Is this real?

James in Denver


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They're quite real. Check out some videos of their humanoid robots. Pretty amazing.

 
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Boston Dynamics is a real company. They compete in many of the DARPA projects. Google owns them.

Skynet is coming.
 
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To quote the tracker Billy from Predator, "We're all gonna die..."
 
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Been around for several years now. They even have a "Swearing Module". Big Grin

NSFW due to language.

ETA: Same video as 556 posted above, but more colorful commentary.

 
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That is some amazingly cool and scary technology. Just awesome.
 
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Originally posted by James in Denver:
Short video, no idea if it's real or computer generated...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgaO45SyaO4

Anyone ever heard of "Boston Dynamics" before? Is this real?

James in Denver


They are real...and a pack of them was spotted near your home. They come out at night, mostly. Wink
 
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They've come a long way in a short period of time.


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They probably run on Windows which means they will probably just BSOD and drag their robotic asses in circles across the ground when they get a virus. No worries.


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Been around for several years now. They even have a "Swearing Module". Big Grin

NSFW due to language.

ETA: Same video as 556 posted above, but more colorful commentary.

[FLASH_VIDEO]<iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zkv-_LqTeQA" width="560"></iframe>[/FLASH_VIDEO]


Thank you, I really needed that today Smile
 
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Been around for several years now. They even have a "Swearing Module". Big Grin

NSFW due to language.

ETA: Same video as 556 posted above, but more colorful commentary.





HA!
 
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I just watched the video and I am in tears, I needed that. I relate e way more to the robot then Kevin.


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They're quite real. Check out some videos of their humanoid robots. Pretty amazing.

[FLASH_VIDEO]<iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rVlhMGQgDkY" width="560"></iframe>[/FLASH_VIDEO]


I kept waiting for that robot to go Terminator on the guy with the hockey stick. If not now, won't be long.

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Originally posted by FiveFiveSixFan:
They're quite real. Check out some videos of their humanoid robots. Pretty amazing.

[FLASH_VIDEO]<iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rVlhMGQgDkY" width="560"></iframe>[/FLASH_VIDEO]


I kept waiting for that robot to go Terminator on the guy with the broom stick. If not now, won't be long.


Not long at all, according to this.
 
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Watch out, reading the telegraph will turn you into a moron.
 
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Do you take issue with specifics within the article or just with the Telegraph in general?
 
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It's typical speculative, alarmist drivel.

No substance, no real attribution, and an awful lot of "could be's" and "maybe's" and "what if's".

What's really annoying, is that it had the potential to be a good story if the author wasnt so lazy.

"Take it from me, some serious shit might happen, look Elon Musk says so!"

I think I just hate journalists now.
 
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They are real...and a pack of them was spotted near your home. They come out at night, mostly. Wink


Now I know what's been turning over my trash cans when I put non working electronics and old computer parts in them on garbage day Eek


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Waited for the robot to take a swing at Kevin! Missed an opportunity, damn! Lol.


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They're quite real. Check out some videos of their humanoid robots. Pretty amazing.



I like how the legs speed up to prevent tripping like a real human would.



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