We all laughed at the video of a robot falling over while trying to turn a doorknob.
Who’s laughing now?
In the latest creepy video from the roboticists at Boston Dynamics, one four-legged, doglike SpotMini robot walks up to a closed door, seems to peer up at the latch, then backs away to wait for another SpotMini to come around the corner.
The second robot has a mechanical arm where its head should be. It uses a hand to turn the latch, pull open the door, and keep holding it open while both robots traipse on through.
The similarities to the velociraptors’ doorknob-turning scene in “Jurassic Park” didn’t go unnoticed.