Boston Dynamics is no stranger to weirding people out. The company’s got hair-raising robotic dance numbers, a dog with an arm on its head, and who could forget the “Wildcat?” But even with those shining examples of robotic creepiness, their newest “parkour” stunt manages to up the off-putting ante.
📷: Boston Dynamics' Wildcat robot
Realistically speaking, Atlas is still more of a tool for R&D than a threat to human supremacy, and if you can look past the uncanny valley of it all, there’s a lot to be excited about. At the very least, we can enjoy the innocent fun while it lasts.