Boston Dynamics Wishes Merry Christmas With Creepy Robotic Reindeers

Posted: Dec 24 2015, 2:50am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Boston Dynamics wishes Merry Christmas with Creepy Robotic Reindeers
  • Boston Dynamics wishes Merry Christmas with creepy robotic reindeers!

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The tech company posted a greeting video showing a trio of Spot robots dressed as reindeers pulling Mrs. Claus’ sleigh.

Boston Dynamics has wished the season's greetings with visions of terrifying robot reindeers. The company has posted a holiday video showing an unsettling glimpse of the future.

In the video a trio of its Spot robots can be seen pulling Mrs. Claus on a sleigh. It makes 2015 the year reindeer lost their jobs to robots. The four-legged headless reindeer robots are dressed as Rudolph's Skynet cousins.

The YouTube video features three Spot bots. They hop along like a small invading army, which has come to trample the Christmas spirit.

The only good news was Mrs. Claus appeared to be an actual human in the video. The bots are pulling some kind of sleigh past the company headquarters building.

The video starts with the traditional Christmas cheer theme. What turns out is a never before seen footage. At least Mrs. Claus greets in a cheery and human voice. To be honest even the ‘Happy Holidays’ cheer comes out eerie with the creepy robo-reindeers.

The company Boston Dynamics is known for its advanced robotics technology. The company also has partnerships with the US Army and DAPRA.

According to Boston Dynamic the Spot robots are a variation of ‘Big Dog’ robots. The ‘Big Dog’ robots were created to assist military troops. They were originally created by DAPRA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

The robots were capable of carrying 300 pounds over all types of terrain. The Spot robots share many of the same capabilities. The company Boston Dynamics is part of Google X.

Although it has made some fun videos in the past, the current one is a dud. Rather than Christmas the video brings to mind ideas about ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’.

Watch Happy Holidays video message from Boston Dynamics.

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