What on Earth is Boston Dynamics’ WildCat? [Video]
Hmmmm . . . I am not going to lie. I saw the Terminator and Matrix movies. I have heard all the warnings about machines attacking us and taking over and ruling the world. And I am pretty sure THIS is how it all begins. Have you all seen this thing? Boston Dynamics has developed a four-legged robot that can run up to speeds of 16 miles per hour. This thing is a freak show and I feel like Keanu Reeves. You’ll see what I mean when you watch the WildCat in action . . .
I run on the Greenbelt in Owensboro nearly every day and I am telling you right now. If I ever see anything like that running in my direction, I will immediately fall to the ground, roll into the fetal position and play dead. There aren’t enough expletives in the world to describe what I think about that thing or what I would do if I looked up and saw it running in my direction.
Is it ingenious? Yes. No doubt. Is it an impressive scientific and robotic achievement? Abso-freaking-lutely. Does it remind me of War of the Worlds? Without question. And, like in that movie, I hope it catches a cold and dies.