The next-generation Atlas robot will stack our shelves…and then kill us all

The next-generation Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics has arrived and the video below gives us a great early look at our new robot overlords.

Although it walks like me after a couple of ales, the fact that it can walk outside, un-aided and un-tethered to a power source is both extremely impressive and terrifying.

The video also shows Atlas stacking boxes, and in what I am sure will be a crucial moment in the upcoming human-cyborg war, a man with a hockey stick beating the box out of the robot’s hands.

2:05 shows what happens when the robot is pushed over and how it rights itself, then cheerfully heads outside, likely to destroy the humans that have wronged it.

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