Jul 11, 2013
Their YouTube description says this:
Say hello to ATLAS, one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built!
ATLAS was developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics. Software-focused teams from Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will use the robot to compete in the first physical competition of the Challenge in December 2013 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The DARPA Robotics Challenge seeks to advance the technology necessary to create robots capable of assisting humans in disaster response.
For more information on ATLAS and the Challenge, please visit www.theroboticschallenge.org.
Why are they building these machines, I wonder? Apparently, they are going to be carrying the world on their backs, eh?
DARPA is a “defense” agency.
Who are these Terminators going to be defending? And against whom?