Google has released the bots. And by that, we mean Google just sold off Boston Dynamics — the company that designs and engineers all those creepy-looking, terrifyingly capable robots.After putting it up for sale in 2016, Japanese tech company Softbank finally purchased Boston Dynamics — along with Schaft, a company that specializes in creating bipedal robots— from Google for an unknown amount.
Now for those who aren’t as familiar with Boston Dynamics’ ~advanced~ creations, the company is best known for its BigDog line of four-legged robots — which literally look like big metal dogs — and its Atlas humanoids that resemble large mechanical people wearing massive jetpacks. To put it quite simply, the robots are freaking terrifying. There are some with six legs that quite frankly look like giant bugs, and this other thing called a SandFlea that leaps across buildings.
Basically, Boston Dynamics is bringing sci-fi movies to life, and if you don’t believe us, here are seven of the creepiest videos of the company’s weird-ass robots to chill you to the bone.
Tell me you are not terrified watching this humanoid open the doors of buildings like it’s NBD, walking through the woods, stacking boxes, and jumping unnaturally high jumps. You can’t. This is weird as hell and we are not here for it. And be sure to watch until the end to see rare and totally normal footage of a human beating up a robot with a hockey stick.