Leaked Video Shows Boston Dynamics’ New Robot, Here to Haunt Your Dreams

It's got wheels!

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It’s been quite some time since we caught a fresh glimpse of the nightmare-inducing humanoid robots dreamt up by the folks over at Boston Dynamics. When last we left them, researchers were antagonizing their biped robots with a hockey stick in footage almost certainly to be used as evidence in the tribunals when the machines rise up against us.

A leaked video posted by venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson from Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert’s presentation to investors has revealed “Handle,” the company’s yet-t0-be-revealed, wheeled robot. And guess what—it can jump!

“This is the debut presentation of what I think will be a nightmare-inducing robot,” Raibert said, with a degree of self-awareness that’s honestly refreshing.

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Google’s parent company, Alphabet, reportedly sold off the Waltham-based firm last year after leaked emails showed how spooked Google employees were by Boston Dynamics’ videos. Bloomberg mentioned Toyota and Amazon as potential suitors at the time.

Kyle Scott Clauss Kyle Clauss, Digital News Writer at Boston Magazine bmagdigital+kclauss@gmail.com

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