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Here’s Why the Human Race is Doomed

I sense a theme coming on: people create robots, robots destroy robots, and robots destroy humans? Well I’m a believer after what I just watched. In the above video, there is a four-legged robot called BigDog that is capable of walking in a freakish but effective fashion, which is entertaining to say the least. However, it’s all about to get a bit more awesome. There is a new bot on the block, and it has one goal in mind — speed!

It is named Atlas. It looks more like a cheetah than a four-legged freak of nature, like the BigDog mentioned above. And it is going to be fast, according to Boston Dynamics, the company responsible for the project. “There’s no fundamental reason why it can’t go as fast as the animals (60 to 70 mph), but it will take a while to get there,” stated Marc Raibert, Boston Dynamics President.

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DARPA is paying the tab for this ambitious project. They hope it will lead to robots that can perform reconnaissance in the front lines. But it has also been mentioned that Atlas should be able to perform emergency response, fire fighting, agriculture, and travel.

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