Boston Dynamics has made a name for itself with outrageous, futuristic robots that walk, jump and run like people or animals.
On Monday the SoftBank-owned company showed off another creation and this one will open doors -- literally.
It appears to be an update to Boston Dynamics' robotic SpotMini "dog," only this one has a mechanical arm that can grab and pull handles, then hold the door open as it walks through.
After a first SpotMini can't go through a door, a second one comes along to open it. No humans required.
Boston Dynamics is making a habit out of wowing the world with its robotics. The company posts new videos of its creations every few months and they often take the Internet by storm.
A previous video showing the company's more humanoid Atlas robot opening doors, walking in the snow and lifting boxes. It isn't fazed when a man knocks the box out of its "hands." It just gets back to work and picks it up again. The video has seen more than 27 million times since it was posted about two years ago.
While one can think of plenty of useful applications for this kind of robotic technology, such as helping the elderly or disabled, those commenting on Twitter unsurprisingly -- and perhaps logically -- find the technology to be more along the lines of the Terminator than Pixar's friendly WALL-E.
Here's hoping our future robot overlords are kind.
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