September 11, 2012, 10:02 AM — If the singularity ever happens, you know, when robots or other artificial intelligence reaches a point of super-intelligence that surpasses human beings, the first company they're going to take over is Boston Dynamics.
Why? The company keeps making more and more amazing robots (last week, they showed us the Cheetah robot that broke the land-speed record, and was faster than Usain Bolt). In this video, we get to meet the Legged Squad Support System (LS3), a "rough-terrain robot" that is "designed to carry 400 lbs of payload and travel 20 miles without refueling."
Normally I'd make another Terminator reference here, but the robot kind of looks like a lot of the machines used in the Star Wars movies, especially the Clone Wars. Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're our only hope.
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