Nothing says “Happy Holidays!” quite like a festive sleigh. And nothing says “WTF?” like having that sleigh pulled by three prancing, four-legged…robots?
Festive or frightening? You be the judge.
Waltham, MA-based Boston Dynamics originated as a spin-off from MIT, but is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Google, Inc. Their stock in trade is robots. Groundbreaking robots that move and maneuver like animals (including humans), anthropomorphic enough to elicit feelings of… wonder? Uncanniness? Unease? Whatever your reaction, you have to be at least a little in awe of the concepts they’re working on.