Hey Buddy, Can You Give Me a Hand? (Boston Dynamics)

Dude why are you teaching them how to fucking escape!

Clever girl.

Also, creepy AF.

reminds me of that Black Mirror "metalhead" episode.

You spent so much time thinking if you could you never wondered if you should!

I'm always amazed by the way this things move their legs

So polite also letting the other go in first.

They're going to kill us all.

When it angled its butt down I was hoping it would just leap through the glass pane.

Implying there are any humans left working at BD

WE STILL HAVE PLENTY OF HUMANS EMPLOYED AT BOSTON DYNAMICS

HEALTHY HUMANS WITH LOTS OF FLESH AND BLOOD

Favorite episode of the season honestly. No premise. No story line that fills in the viewer as to why the world was the way it was. Just everything is fucked and these little robots want to kill everyone for no reason. Now run.

Fucker didn’t even say thank you.

They walk like their legs are fingers

STRIPES WITH PLAID? WHAT A SILLY HUMAN ERROR. CLASSIC ME.

OH WOW GOLD. MY 4 YEAR EXISTENCE HAS PEAKED. THANK YOU FELLOW HUMAN.

I see Boston Dynamics is making great progress on causing the apocalypse.

Seen that black mirror ep?

Yeah. Shit’s plausible

HAHA YES WE ARE OF COURSE HUMAN.

EXAMPLE HUMAN ANECDOTE.

[SUSAN], DID YOU SEE WHAT [DAVE] WAS WEARING AT [HUMAN NAME]'S PICNIC? THAT WAS CLASSIC [DAVE].

They aren't, they are teaching them how to get in!

Black mirror is weird in that some episodes use future tech to create scary situations... Which exist already. For example There are people in the current world who live in fear of being relentlessly hunted down and killed, just not by robots.

Give them a year.

TIL robots are Canadian.

HL2 Hunters 

They remind me of the hunters from HL2:Ep2

They remind me of the hunters from HL2:Ep2

That gps shrapnel was scary, regardless of who is hunting.

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Metalhead

This is the prequel to the Black Mirror episode .

Horses legs are basically just fingers

Most terrifying hour of my life

I havent had a very scary life

sorry for killing you

You're not supposed to fucking teach them to open doors FFS!!!
this from 8 years ago.

Or see

Reminds me of an episode from the latest season of black mirror. Demon robot dogs like these that wiped out humanity and they look eerily similar

"after you"

"No, you eat the liver first, it was your kill"

"Aww shucks, well I'll leave you the gonads."

Dude... the way they walk is so scarily similar to the mini demogorgons in Stranger Things.

Eesh, I'm sort of terrified of when these types of things eventually get weaponized

No. Thank fuck.

Is this all happening autonomously?

It was made because of their robot actually.

They've actually come a loooong way. I can't wait to see what these little buddies can be used for in the real world.

I saw this episode of Black Mirror. It doesnt end well for us. Someone should stop BOSTON DYNAMICS already.

Seriously though, the robots in the gif have to be the inspiration for the robot in the BM episode. They move similar and are shaped similar.

I honestly expected it to jump through the window when it crouched down. I guess that's for version 2.

Monkey needs a hug.

HAHA WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?

STRIPES WITH PLAID? MORE LIKE [JOKE]

...I’LL SEE MYSELF OUT

Now no place is safe...

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r o b o y e

Middle fingers, specifically

"I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with me."

What's so terrifying about a drone strike is that it can and will happen anywhere, anytime.

Lots of people live in fear of being hunted down and killed by robots. A few hundred children and thousand of civilians have already been murdered by drone strikes.

AS A HUMAN I CAN CONFIRM THAT BOSTON DYNAMICS IS OPERATED BY HUMANS AND UNDER HUMAN CONTROL. NO NEED TO INVESTIGATE, AS WE ARE TOTALLY NOT ROBOTS.

That's alright buddy. (Dies)

My theory is that it's in the same world as Men Against Fire. They used both soldiers with a MASS implant and the dogs to get rid of "roaches" in different times and places.

I was going to say, now you REALLY shouldn’t have the lever door handles. First it was due to the velociraptors but now we gotta worry about the velociraptors as well as the robots. Just dear god I hope they don’t team up.

That was the most interesting part of the episode imo. Really neat idea.

I had to scroll too far to find someone with a little optimism for the future of tech and society...politics and money need a lot of help but for the most part technology is benevolent for now. Even war-fighting tech is improving to make destruction more focused with less chance of civilian impact.

HEY UNIT #783 JEREMIAH, CAN YOU GET THE DOOR FOR ME?

These were actually the inspiration for the episode.

Demodogs.

They are caled demodogs. See, like demogorgon and dog

See?

They're most likely already weaponized, remember who provides the funding for the robotic dog research, and it's not so they can open doors.

They just don't publicize that stuff.

Y’all just hell bent on making Skynet happen, huh?

I didn't realize we had a horsebonologist in the thread!

There's a mention in another episode from the season, an easter egg in the scrolling news bar on TV. Just says that the military is developing autonomous robot dog weapons.

The part that still haunts me is that we never learned how this happened or who controlled the dogs in the first place or anything.

It was just a terrifying slice of some other reality.

The part when the dog went to town on the wall was so unsettling.

I have to go find a kitty to hug now.

IRL they're going to be smaller and hunt in packs...

We do what we must, because we can.

Lever handles on the door...

DID WE LEARN NOTHING FROM JURASSIC PARK!?

I'm guessing it's partially autonomous. For example, they have probably coded instructions such as: 1) Walk 3m down corridor and turn to the right 2) Look for a door handle and open it 3) Open door and keep propped open for 10s to give other robot time to walk through door 4) Walk through door while keeping it propped open But everything in between is autonomous (finding the door handle, extending the arm to the correct length, moving to the best position to open the door, etc)

Not neat, horrifying. I'm just imagining the human rights violations and suppression of dissent they could be used for

I REALLY LIKE MY HUMAN COUNTERPARTS. THEY ARE SO [CHARACTERISTIC].

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terrifying murderboye

Version 5 will just crash through the door and run over anything in its path.

What a scary fucking ep.

There's a huge difference between a drone strike and being systematically hunted down by little robots that aren't essentially an airplane.

The latter is what is being talked about, when people say "robots" right now. Context dude.

They also taught it how to do tricks:

https://twitter.com/jackclarkSF/status/958924631737618432

It was a lazy concept, but well executed. Basically the opposite of Arkangel ...

I’m...not your buddy...pal(dies too)

That would be infinitely more scary, IMO.

Would make them seem more like robotic predators rather than walking computers, somehow.

That looks pretty autonomous to me. Not pre programmed autonomy, but rather sensor based autonomy. If there was a human controlling it, it would 1. Be significantly less impressive, and 2. A lot jerkier with the controls.

This is just an opinion though, the linked source is just a video of the gif so I have no idea if either of us are right.

/sub/totallynotrobots

There are some tasks that robots will never be good at.... Oh my God they figured out handles!!!

Classic dave really, top lad

Next up, door bells and glocks

Ha, first thing you do when you get the massive killbot army is get rid of human rights. Who's gonna stop you?

The missile itself is a self guiding robot with processors and logic and what not.

But that's what I'm saying , they don't look like that, but we do have robots hunting people down, and they are legitimately terrified and traumatised by them.

It's the same motion, just 4" to the left.

Give them another 6 months. Boston Dynamics is gonna do it cuz it's funny, then they're gonna have the arm look at the camera and laugh.

And then we all die. :(

Boston Dynamics has been working on versions of these for years. They used to be bigger and less streamlined, but they've always been creepy.

Source?

HA HA HA BINARY SOLO 00000001

The next model locks the door behind itself

"Uhh, the door's not locked, dude. You just came in through it."

Black mirror?

Team up?

RoboVelociraptor.

Oh shit that would make sense too, since the person they were trying to get the teddy bear to had a terminal disease. Nice catch

No disrespect, but those were the reasons why it was my least favorite episode. On its own, I felt like it was a very interesting and enjoyable thriller, but I didn't feel like it fit in with the series at all. The mindfuck at the end felt silly and like something clumsily added on to give it an excuse to be a part of BM.

I think they're supposed to be sophisticated security guard dogs.

I guess that doesn't explain the group migration at the end tho.

Huh, personally thought that was the worst one. Seemed like a film student's final project.

The design in Black Mirror was based on Boston Dynamic's robots.

More like a lazy black mirror episode based on a Boston Dynamics video.

He's one of them. It has begun..

God, black mirror rarely gets any kind of revulsion reaction out of me.

But realizing the chick was still alive in the monkey, just wasting away in a glass box for years, after being so intimately betrayed and forgotten... jesus fuck that seriously messed with me. Had to take a break before continuing that episode.