How real is that Atlas robot video?

Video footage of Boston Dynamics’ new Atlas robot has left Twitter in awe of our new robot overlords; but how much of these videos should we take at face value?

Boston Dynamics are a pretty cool company. The robots they produce are world leading and they’ve made enormous strides – sorry - in robot locomotion. They’re also very good at knocking out viral videos that get half of Twitter seriously pondering the end of humanity.

The public debut of their Atlas robot in 2013 was so exciting it prompted one over-excited AI specialist to claim: “A new species, Robo Sapiens, are emerging.” That the specialist in question was the co-founder of a Silicon Valley robotics company I’m sure had no bearing on his hype.

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