Incredible footage has revealed the terrifying capabilities of Black Mirror-style robots, branded ‘future death machines’.
Boston Dynamics has posted two videos showing off the new skills of two of its advanced automatons.
In one, Atlas, a humanoid robot, can be seen jogging around a grassy field, before leaping over a log that’s obstructing its path.
In the second, a SpotMini robo-dog navigates its way around an office building, climbing and descending a set of stairs with ease, all under its own direction.
The canine automatons look eerily similar to those featured in an episode of the sci-fi series, where mechanised creatures hunt humans in a post-apocalyptic future.
Boston Dynamics, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, manually steered SpotMini around its test course to prepare for the demonstration.
This let it create a map of the office space using its on-board cameras.
Once it has achieved this goal, it can use this new found knowledge to autonomously navigate its way around, which is what we see in the footage.
It shows SpotMini using its cameras to work out where it is in the office, by comparing what it sees to the data in its stored map.
It then begins to explore the the space, using those same cameras to avoid any obstacles.
The machine effortlessly finds its way through narrow corridors, open spaces both inside and outside the workplace, and even up and down a staircase.
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