Is it live or is it robotex?

Thanks to Randy Sargent for noticing a new video posted by Boston Dynamics.  It is interesting to note that the stated reason for this robot’s existence is to test protective clothing. But, stand back two feet, play the video, and notice how hard it is becoming to tell whether that ‘soldier’ is a human being or a robot garment-tester, so to speak. Motion fluidity, balance– all these highly dynamic aspects of movement are improving, and the result has an interesting consequence: we are going to have an ever-harder time telling the ‘bots apart from humans– particularly in the fog of war when the robots and humans are equally covered with gear.

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