Here come the Boston bots

Just another corporate video, featuring all-terrain robot dogs.
boston bots

This is no Neil Blomkamp film. This video, from Boston Robotics, is an actual glimpse into our dystopian future, featuring headless robot dog-horses. The “shove” test at 0:27 is equally fascinating and disturbing: the robot is given a hearty kick and stumbles around to recover like it’s truly alive. The sound of the motors, the spindly hind legs, the ambiguous corporate setting – it’s neatly stranger than fiction.

This week’s Frandoms are by Jeffrey Zablotny, director at Circle Productions.