Boston Dynamics robot knows how to open doors—and people are terrified

February 13, 2018 | Courtesy of dailydot.com

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In 2018, dog-looking robots are learning new tricks—and they’re freaking people out.

Robotics company Boston Dynamics posted on Monday a video of its SpotMini—a so-called quadruped robot with four limbs to walk on and an arm with a clamp atop—extending a “hand” to turn a handle and open a door. The SpotMini then politely holds the door for another robot to walk through.

It’s easy to think of all the worst-case scenarios, especially in light of every robot thriller film ever.

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