Google robots can now chase you like a Terminator

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Google's robots are starting to look more an more like the Terminator.
Google's robots are starting to look more an more like the Terminator.
Photo: Boston Dynamics

Google-owned Boston Dynamics scared the bejesus out of us earlier this year with its hive-mind 160-pound robot dogs that can run on almost any terrain. Now the company is taking things to an all-new level with new video of its humanoid robot, which is the closest thing to a real-life Terminator we’ve ever seen.

Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert previewed footage of the upgraded Atlas bot at MIT’s FAB 11 conference. While he said the company is focused on “balance and dynamics,” it’s not hard to imagine this machine chasing after you in the woods in the not-so-distant future.

“It can’t do everything you can do,” promises Raibert, “but you can imagine if we keep pushing, we’ll get there.”

Check out the new robot’s capabilities and prepare to be terrified: