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This is literally the “Black Mirror” robot dog

If you’ve watched the Black Mirror episode “Metalhead”—in which the Big Bad is a gun-toting, knife-wielding robot dog—a new trick picked up by Boston Dynamics’s four-legged robot should terrify you: Boston Dynamics has dubbed this robot the “SpotMini,” a chipper misnomer if I’ve ever heard one. What might the SpotMini grab next? I’m imagining a knife, … Continue reading “This is literally the “Black Mirror” robot dog”

This is literally the “Black Mirror” robot dog
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If you’ve watched the Black Mirror episode “Metalhead”—in which the Big Bad is a gun-toting, knife-wielding robot dog—a new trick picked up by Boston Dynamics’s four-legged robot should terrify you:

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Boston Dynamics has dubbed this robot the “SpotMini,” a chipper misnomer if I’ve ever heard one. What might the SpotMini grab next? I’m imagining a knife, like so:

Don’t be misled by the school-bus-yellow paint job. Soon, like Black Mirror‘s killer robot, the SpotMini may be hacking your garage door.

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Pavithra Mohan is a staff writer for Fast Company.

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