Boston Dynamics Releases Terrifying Christmas Greeting

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    Nothing like a string of creepy quadruped robots pulling a sleigh to get you into the holiday spirit.

    Boston Dynamics has released a Christmas video featuring a their BigDog robots pulling a sleigh, with a young woman dressed in Santa attire wishing you the best of the season – and she’s not flailing or screaming at all, so the robots can’t be that dangerous, right?

    You may have seen these strange robotic creatures online before – they weigh 240 pounds and clock in at four miles per hour, they make a noise like an angry goat or maybe a swarm of hornets, they keep their balance when kicked (the human will pay for that) and they look horrifyingly drunk while slipping on ice.

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    The New Scientist explains:

    The project is sponsored by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), who want the robotic pack mule to assist soldiers in terrain too tough for vehicles. Ground-based soldiers often need to carry 40 kilograms of equipment.