Robotics company Boston Dynamics is wowing the internet yet again with its latest release.
In a video released on Monday, two Spot Mini robots can be seen interacting with each other. One approaches a door and on seeing it is closed, signals to the other to come and help.
This 30kg robot has an arm-like fitting on top of it, enabling it to grasp the door handle and open the door for its companion to run through.
Those who spotted the video online were perturbed about the electric robot’s new abilities.
When you see that Boston Dynamics watermark you know you’re about to watch some nightmare fuel— droids rights activist🤖 (@baeshevik) February 13, 2018
Well, we had a good run. I for one welcome our new robot overlords. https://t.co/DWQcy6vaWF— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 12, 2018
In the plus side, it takes two of them to open a door. On the minus side they are now INSIDE YOUR HOUSE— Timmy Can I Poop Now (@timmysamuel) February 12, 2018
Boston Dynamics was formerly owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, but was sold to Japanese firm SoftBank in August 2017.
Evidently this has not slowed its work – in the last few months the company has given fans a sneak peek of a back-flipping robot and SpotMini’s new arm.