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Nothing to see here - just a robot doing backflips

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posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 03:05 PM
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Engineers have released a video showing Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot effortlessly jumping over obstacles and doing a backflip while performing a gymnastics routine.


Nothing to see here - just a robot doing backflips

Never realized we have come this far along. I definitely see killer robots, used by the military, in the very near future. The question is...how safe is humanity?




posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 03:07 PM
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You don't get to see the thousands of times it failed before nailing it.




posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

Amazing tech. Coming to a battle field near you.

OR

I can't wait til that little F-cker comes crashing through my window with his perfectly engineered articulating hands to choke me for not complying with the cashless society.



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 03:17 PM
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Great news...

Skynet is almost operational and I for one welcome our new robot-cyborg overlords...



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny


Wonder if it's built to withstand an emp charge?



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 03:23 PM
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I wonder how it well it would stand up to 30 pounds of tannerite.




posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: EA006

It looks like it can't withstand a 7.62mm X 54mm round. Lots of plastic and exposed wiring.
But this is the experimental friendly fun loving robot. It will be armored up, also will have weapons.


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posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 03:27 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
I wonder how it well it would stand up to 30 pounds of tannerite.



Sounds fun, want to try it?



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny


If that is what we have now, in public view, then Terminator already exists in secret. It just has too. Crazy scary and cool.



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 03:51 PM
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I think that in order for the robot to really emulate human beings, it should only be able to accomplish the backflip a couple of times before it flubs the landing, falls on its shiny metal ass, and starts swearing a lot.



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 03:53 PM
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Why do they have to look human?



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 04:23 PM
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That's friggin nuts! The amazing part is how it uses it's weight/limbs to stabilize and correct itself to avoid falling... Just like us silly hoomans.

28 seconds-ish is best example of what I'm saying. Watch that right arm fly up all, "sh** sh** sh** about to lose the landing!... phew that was close."



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
Why do they have to look human?

Don't have to!

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posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: Blue Shift

originally posted by: intrptr
Why do they have to look human?

Don't have to!

Battle bots is awesome. I dug this season.

Unlike video games and drone strikes or war, nobody gets hurt.



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 04:33 PM
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originally posted by: seaswine
That's friggin nuts! The amazing part is how it uses it's weight/limbs to stabilize and correct itself to avoid falling... Just like us silly hoomans.

28 seconds-ish is best example of what I'm saying. Watch that right arm fly up all, "sh** sh** sh** about to lose the landing!... phew that was close."


Watch this one...




posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 04:49 PM
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They were so mean to the lil fella!

I'm picturing this being used as propaganda by future intelligent robots as to how evil humans are lol.

"Observe how humans teased and abused our ancestors with wooden implements! They have hardly evolved from their Neanderthal ways, but we, we have evolved far passed that. We are superior! We are perfection!! We are the future!"



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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Be Afraid....... very afraid. Wait twenty years.



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 04:51 PM
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Ain't nuthin' new




posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 04:54 PM
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originally posted by: Plotus
Be Afraid....... very afraid. Wait twenty years.


Considering that secret military technologies are at least that much more advanced than the private sector.... imagine those possibilities.




posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 05:27 PM
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Give that thing a gun and Kevlar armour and you have a terminator waiting to be programmed.



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