Atlas Robot

(Credit: CNET/DARPA/Boston Dynamics)

For those of you who follow #SmuttyCat, you know his views on robots.  What with Skynet-like tech coming out every day, we need to be prepared to defend humanity.

Now, CNET informs us that Terminator-like robots are a reality, not fiction anymore.  The new Atlas has human based look and abilities, articulated fingers and… opposable thumbs!  Now that’s scary.

Atlas is designed for repair, search and rescue and disaster clean up and recovery operations.  It can lift and carry, climb, use tools and work in areas hazardous to humans.  Atlas can even boogie, but the rhythym needs work.

Review the video and let us know what you think in the comments.  Is Atlas friend, foe or potential exterminator of humanity?

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