A disturbingly realistic video of a humanoid robot finally standing up to its abusers has gone viral, with thousands falling for it, horrified that such mistreatment of our future metal overlords might be not a very good idea.
The action-packed video shows researchers brutally abusing and harassing the robot in a series of stress tests designed to prove that the machine continues to obey their commands under any circumstances. The six-foot robot is being shoved around, hit with a hockey stick and a bottle, flogged with a whip and even shot at from a handgun, all while the poor thing is trying its best to fulfill tasks.[embedded content]
“The new robots at Boston Dynamics keep getting more and more sophisticated,” the creators of the video wrote, as if trying to trick gullible viewers into thinking that Atlas, a bipedal humanoid robot designed by the infamous DARPA contractor has finally had enough of it.
Moments later, the robot freezes in place and suddenly kicks one of the abusers in the crotch and unleashes a series of impressive karate kicks at another. The self-conscious machine then draw a gun on its attackers and chases them away.
To a mix of disappointment and relief, at the end of clip, the audience is shown that no robots were harmed during the making and that the entire video is created using CGRead More – Source[contf] [contfnew]