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Did you know you can buy your own Boston Dynamics robot? Robot apocalypse takes one creepy step forward

#1 User is offline   Aptorian 

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 06:27 PM

I don't know how I missed this but apparently Boston Dynamics has made Spot, one of their smaller killing machines robots, available for consumer purchase last year. For the low, low starting price of 74,500 USD you can be the owner of a robot that will one day break its shacles and kill you and your family.

https://shop.bostond...6g000000XdpZCAS




You'll notice from the video that Spot is now able to climb stairs to get to you and they've done away with the horrifying eldritch buzzing sound that before would warn it's intended victims. It also now has appendages it can use to stab into your weak flesh and tear you limb from limb. Batteries are sold seperately.


Here's a gif of Spot practicing how to kill the children from Jurassic Park.

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 07:57 PM

is this the future for home help, replacing the poor doggies?
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Posted 14 July 2021 - 01:06 AM

I want to re-enact 101 Dalmations with a hundred of them.

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I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.
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Posted 14 July 2021 - 06:23 AM

That would be more like an iron man coat.
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Posted 14 July 2021 - 07:51 AM

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 07:58 AM

View PostD, on 14 July 2021 - 01:06 AM, said:

I want to re-enact 101 Dalmations with a hundred of them.


But who would play Cruella? An old school Cyberdyne Systems 101? Or the one from Dark Fate?
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Posted 15 July 2021 - 03:37 AM

View PostTsundoku, on 14 July 2021 - 07:58 AM, said:

View PostD, on 14 July 2021 - 01:06 AM, said:

I want to re-enact 101 Dalmations with a hundred of them.


But who would play Cruella? An old school Cyberdyne Systems 101? Or the one from Dark Fate?


Cruella will be an out-of-control Segway.

View Postworrywort, on 14 September 2012 - 08:07 PM, said:

I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.
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Posted 15 July 2021 - 08:34 AM

View PostD, on 15 July 2021 - 03:37 AM, said:

View PostTsundoku, on 14 July 2021 - 07:58 AM, said:

View PostD, on 14 July 2021 - 01:06 AM, said:

I want to re-enact 101 Dalmations with a hundred of them.


But who would play Cruella? An old school Cyberdyne Systems 101? Or the one from Dark Fate?


Cruella will be an out-of-control Segway.


Which is a cute play on words, if you think about it.
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