Have you ever seen something that makes you think:
"Ah yes, our robot overlords will shortly be taking over?"
Well, look no further.
MIT's mini cheetahs will make you wonder just how much time humankind has left.
The MIT Robotics team's creations are almost cute.
Here's more footage of MIT's Mini Cheetahs cavorting, frolicking, back-flipping, playing soccer and generally actin… https://t.co/GYtilPblxr— Robot&AIWorld (@Robot&AIWorld)1573132438.0
Or are they about to kill all of us with zero thought?
@RobotAndAIWorld @MITMechE they look cute until they don't need to be cute— 趟子手 (@趟子手)1573197476.0
@RobotAndAIWorld @MITMechE Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.— Joanne Shea (@Joanne Shea)1573219831.0
@RobotAndAIWorld @MITMechE If by “fun and cute” you mean utterly terrifying, then sure. #Terminator— OompaLoompaTrump (@OompaLoompaTrump)1573219555.0
@RobotAndAIWorld @guidoolimpio @MITMechE Reminds me of a black mirror episode...— Francesco Casprini (@Francesco Casprini)1573197384.0
@RobotAndAIWorld @y_nakajima_ @MITMechE Keep dancing boys, earn their trust.— Nathan Jones (@Nathan Jones)1573173860.0
The Cheetahs—made of four jointed legs attached to a robotic midsection—have the ability to move around less like cheetahs and more like bugs, lay down and backflip.
Because the robots are going to take over, that's why.
@RobotAndAIWorld @MITMechE These are not frolics. These are drills.— Sean Connacher (@Sean Connacher)1573219163.0
@RobotAndAIWorld @MITMechE In my lifetime, the creators of this thing will weep openly, and beg us all for forgiven… https://t.co/yswKlPNKGF— Monkeyfister (@Monkeyfister)1573220062.0
@RobotAndAIWorld @MITMechE We are architects of our own doom.— David Owens (@David Owens)1573222081.0
@RobotAndAIWorld @MITMechE Hunting you and your loved ones down in a nightmare future, soon!— James Marsh: art guy (@James Marsh: art guy)1573218526.0
The Cheetahs are the first four-legged robots in history to be able to do backflips.
"Weighing in at just 20 pounds — lighter than some Thanksgiving turkeys — the limber quadruped is no pushover: When kicked to the ground, the robot can quickly right itself with a swift, kung-fu-like swing of its elbows."
Apparently the robot is also "virtually indestructible."
So yeah, we're doomed, folks.
@RobotAndAIWorld @MITMechE Skynet— Tired of Trump BS 🆘 🇺🇸 (@Tired of Trump BS 🆘 🇺🇸)1573219176.0
@RobotAndAIWorld @MITMechE That's terrifying— Impatient Cat #BetoForever 🇺🇸 Ⓜ️🍑🤡 (@Impatient Cat #BetoForever 🇺🇸 Ⓜ️🍑🤡)1573219275.0
@RobotAndAIWorld @MITMechE When do they get death rays?— Snow Cruncher (@Snow Cruncher)1573220900.0
@RobotAndAIWorld @MITMechE Let’s just hope they’re more benevolent than our current corporate overlords.— Anna Rompage 🏳️🌈 (@Anna Rompage 🏳️🌈)1573223287.0
@RobotAndAIWorld @MITMechE https://t.co/WpAbJIKwhF— Jillian Goltzman (@Jillian Goltzman)1573220512.0
Hope you're all equipped for the end of times.