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The New Giant Robots From Boston Dynamics Are Kind Of Terrifying

How long will YOU last in the inevitable robot uprising?

Posted on February 23, 2016, at 10:13 p.m. ET

Tuesday afternoon, Boston Dynamics — a robotics company purchased by Google (now Alphabet) two years ago — released a new video of Atlas, its latest robot.

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Atlas, a very human-looking robot, is 5'9", weighs 180 lbs. and can do a lot of human-like things, like walk upright.

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It can go for a nice afternoon stroll to get a Starbucks.

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It can squat, no doubt making gainz on its robot glutes and quads.

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But don't freak out just yet! There are still PLENTY of human being things the robot can't do.

Like walk in the snow.

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Or pick up boxes that are about, I don't know, the size and weight of a detached human head.

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It ~definitely~ wouldn't be able to survive a blow like this!

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... And then get right back up.

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And it DEFINITELY would never be able to escape its robot pen and go outside, summoning its league of fellow robots to destroy humanity as we know it.

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Good luck with the future, everyone.

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