Rising robots — should we be afraid or excited?

Could unstoppable, superhuman robots someday push our world into a Terminator-like dystopia? These days, robots are being developed using amazing technology which gives them the ability to do extraordinary things. Robotics is becoming so impressive that the notion of a “Terminator” scenario is beginning to look a lot less far-fetched. The Google owned Boston Dynamics showcased its upgraded Atlas robot featuring impressive and somewhat unsettling capabilities. The robot is capable of maneuvering its way through trees, walking on uneven ground and correcting its balance. Atlas can also be pushed around. In the video posted by Boston Dynamics, a human handler used a hockey stick to push Atlas off balance. The robot stumbled, but caught its balance before falling. Atlas was then knocked onto the ground, and got up relatively quickly…


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