Remember in Jurassic Park when the raptors figured out how to open doors? Yeah? Well now Boston Dynamics’ rather unnerving SpotMini dog can do it too.
In a video posted to YouTube, the firm shows the SpotMini arriving at a closed door, pausing and calling in some help from his ‘buddy’.
From around the corner, emerges an advanced prototype bearing an appendage that simply reaches out and opens the door handle, because reaching around the back and pulling it open.
The enhanced SpotMini is able to hold the door open to allow its mate through and keep it ajar while it too exits to wreak whatever destruction it has in mind.
The video, minus the Terminator theme that should accompany it, is below:
The new SpotMini, minus the arm, was unveiled in November 2017, featuring a new lick of paint and an overall more dextrous dog. However, this latest video is infinitely more disconcerting for those fearing the robot apocalypse.
We’re hoping SpotMini hasn’t been communicating with Atlas, who’s probably still annoyed about being bullied and pushed over with a hockey stick by Boston Dynamics employees.
Boston Dynamics is now owned by SoftBank after Google shedded the advanced robotics firm.
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