June 6, 2018
It’s never been clear whether robotics company Boston Dynamics is making killing machines, household helpers, or something else entirely.
For nine years, the secretive firm – which got its start with US military funding – has unnerved people around the world with YouTube videos of experimental robots resembling animal predators.
In one, a life-size robotic wildcat sprints across a parking lot at almost 20 miles an hour.
In another, a small wheeled rover nicknamed SandFlea abruptly flings itself onto rooftops – and back down again.
Now, in a rare interview, Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert has shed new light on his work, claiming the machines could be used as servants rather than weapons.
This article was posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 6:30 am