Last week many people got their first glimpse of an encounter between organic human life and one of Boston Dynamics’ advanced robots. In Northern Ontario, Canada, @bloodtear noticed the spot robot was walking down the street and having an encounter that wouldn’t have been weird if it had been with a real dog instead of a robot copy.
Anyone who screams and tells me that they are not cute and will destroy us all. um that is your opinion !!!! For my part, I greet our robot masters. Kings !!!!!
̵1; Nathan moved accounts (@bIoodtear) September 25, 2020
After their brief interaction flashed on social media and made some headlines, Boston Dynamics issued an interaction statement. According to the company, the robot was on an “evening stroll” with a handler who was “doing routine mobility tests,” and Nathan explained in other tweets that the operator followed with a remote control. We’re still waiting for more real world applications for the company’s various robot companies, but now that they are for sale you can expect more people to come across these devices in the future.