Robots

Boston Dynamics robot has nailed a craft that has evaded many of its predecessors – door handles

In a clip posted to its YouTube channel on Monday, Boston Dynamics showed off a new feature on its dog-like robot, SpotMini, which is now able to open up doors and let its buddies out. This new development is bringing up connotations of Black Mirror’s episode ‘Metalhead’ which was actually inspired by Boston Dynamics’ robots.

Robots are having their own Olympics, but they kind of suck at skiing

Don’t worry, the robot uprising isn’t coming yet. The mechanic athletes competing Hoengseong, about an hour outside Pyeongchang, South Korea are a mess.  Eight robotics teams from South Korea’s research institutes, universities and a private company competed in a tournament called “Edge of Robot: Ski Robot Challenge.” The goal? Race robots down a ski slope …

Boston Dynamics' dog robot can open up doors now and WTF we're all dead

Almost two years ago, robotics company Boston Dynamics posted a video to its YouTube channel where the team essentially beat the crap out of its robot, Atlas.  “When robots inevitably take over the world, remember this video,” I jokingly wrote at the time.  Well, now its robots can OPEN UP DOORS. In a clip posted …