As science fiction stances know, we are living together 1984, A Clockwork Orange, Seeding power, And a whole host of other functions for and including works the Twilight Zone. Unfortunately, instead of George Jetson’s hovercar, Marty McFly’s time-traveling DeLorean, or Star trek Utopia where we can “go where no man has been before”, we get stuck with the dystopian dregs of Zi-jungi sci-fi works.
Now, added to the list is Ray Bradbury’s police base Fahrenheit 451. Or, as Twitter puts it, something outside of you black Mirror Nightmares. The NYPD is testing a new K-9 unit, and it is semicolonically reminiscent of the fifties sci-fi novel where books are banned And Of that one episode black Mirror.
So let’s get into our time machines and travel very recently when Boston Dynamics tested this new type of K-9 unit: a robo-cop dog straight out of sci-fi.
Raise a dog How long before you get Murphy ?? pic.twitter.com/t0F54sPM2a
– Ben (@centrefugal) April 13, 2021
Boston Dynamics is a robot engineering company. Established in 1992, this technical field evolved from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Since December 2020, Boston Dynamics is owned by Hyundai. And since 2019, they are partnering with the police department to bring them robo-dogs. And by the way, the unit working with the police is called Spot. We do not know that awww or. . 4
Di, Boston Dynamic’s work moves forward again. He created his first Robo-Dog named Bigdog in 2004 to help soldiers carry more equipment. Other robots in Boston Dynamics’ arsenal include cheetahs, which can run at around thirty mph and Atlas, a humanoid robot designed for search and rescue missions.
What’s next for robotics? Our team talks about the potential as assistants for robots and the next steps to get there over 60 minutes of overtime.https://t.co/kw445EIc7o
– Boston Dynamics (@BostonDynamics) 9 April 2021
Getting us back on the spot. The spot was developed in 2016 as a silent dog that can open doors, among other things. Boston police have used their spots in their unit’s bomb squad. Granted, the use of the spot is not restricted to police work – SpaceX used its location named “Zeus” to clean liquid spot nitrogen and a basketball team used these dogs as cheerleading squads. .
You can also make your own spots for seventy-five grand. Buy it now on GitHub!
It’s telling that in an episode of Black Mirror you know what I’m talking about pic.twitter.com/DSoO0gyep4
– Isaiah (@ Isaiah 1107) April 13, 2021
Weirder than imagined
Sometimes, life affects art. Boston Dynamics Spot and other robo-dogs inspired black Mirror The episode cites that Twitter when they say dogs speak. In the episode, called “Metalhead”, the survivors of a postpocaloptic world are said to have been hunted by robotic dogs. black Mirror The creators previously considered their robo-dogs to be influenced by Boston Dynamics.
This dog from Boston Dynamics is called Digidog (no relation to Digimon, Although the theme song is now stuck in our heads), was purchased by the NYPD for use with their bomb squad and emergency services.
Keeping the comparisons in mind, the NYPD launched its own tweet in February: “The NYPD has been using robots since the 1970s to save lives in hostage situations and dangerous events. This model of the robot is being tested to evaluate its capabilities against our emergency service unit and other models used by the bomb squad. ”
Black Mirror and The Simpsons followed with predictive programming on it. https://t.co/NGGQGsaf9E
– ADG 🛸 | Ban mask (@amandadagreat) April 13, 2021
However, as we speak, new Boston Dynamics Digidog tests are going viral on Twitter. black Mirror And Robocop The comparison is with full force. And with them, sci-fi comparisons, calls for legislation and even plans to fight back.
PSA: If you or someone nearby is being brutally assaulted by a police spot robot and may find something on his or her hand, grab this handle and push it forward. This leaves the battery immediately deactivating the robot.
– Lane Sleep Paralysis Monster (@LenKusov) 24 February, 2021
Advice is back
Last winter, when Boston Dynamics started making news, some Twitter netizens began sharing the blueprint for how to destroy the spot. Basically, tickle her stomach. Spot his back from behind and remove the battery pack on the stomach of the spot. Word of caution: do No Let your fingers near the game’s joints – the joints will reportedly crush them.
If you don’t understand what I mean in this tweet, I’m talking about future models not specifically spots, and yes I know robots don’t disobey code input, which is literally Is terrible.
– Emily Grace (@EmilyRaineer) April 13, 2021
Others are going on the Vidhan Marg. Some on Twitter have called for police forces to limit or ban the use of militarized AI. They are reprimanding people by saying that the Digidog was apparently powered by a remote control in the video and was therefore not fully autonomous.
Other Twitter netizens are seeking that New York Boston Dynamics spend less money on dogs and more money on affordable housing or other issues. Given, seventy-five Gs is a lot of money for a robo-dog.
Do you think Boston Dynamics is bringing us one step closer to dystopia, or do you think Twitter is affecting Netflix too much? Tell us in the comments!