And so it begins…

Boston Dynamics a robotics company that had previously designed a quadruped robot for the U.S. military released the next generation of Atlas, its humanoid robot. The following video demonstrates its abilities.

For me, it’s a realisation that the future is already here. I don’t know if it will be good or bad, only time will tell.

After a little research, I found out that Boston Dynamics is owned by Alphabet’s X R&D facility (previously Google X).

After watching the video a couple of times, I felt obliged to cite Asimov’s three laws of robotics:

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.