Boston Dynamics just released the video of their robotic dog SpotMini opening a door and holding it open for its fellow robot to pass through. The robot has already been the source of inspiration for many hilarious tweets and we will take a look at some of them here.
One person posted a video claiming that cats could do a faster job than the robot.
Cats can do it faster pic.twitter.com/nKNJF532li
— Cody McGlone ? (@CodyMcChicken_) February 12, 2018
Another person used expressions from another robot to express what they felt.
My response: pic.twitter.com/RV981Xn8tG
— JAKE PIERRELEE (@jakobcain) February 13, 2018
Another user is worried about his beer.
— Randy Olson (@randal_olson) February 13, 2018
Then there are people comparing it to the killer robot in Black Mirror.
— Erik Pindrock (@E_Pinny) February 13, 2018
It is also a reason to worry for dogs all around the world.
— Fat (@Bloke_On_A_Bike) February 13, 2018
Some people are even comparing it to the terminator.
— Dr Sam Rigby (@Dr_SamRigby) February 13, 2018
This is some scary resemblance.
Just to be clear, this is what I'm seeing when I see Spot Mini open doors. pic.twitter.com/ArIusP0BSE
— Per Axbom (@axbom) February 13, 2018
The robot is also being compared to the iconic scene in Jurrasic Park where the Raptors are capable of opening doors.
— Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) February 12, 2018
Joanna Bryson reminds us that we need to keep AI ethics in mind while moving forward.
Well, it is yet another example of #AI progress, and we should think about #ethics and get real, but yeah, #aiethics mT @ChrisMelv: Great interview from @j2bryson with @jonsnowC4 on why @BostonDynamics’ robo-dog isn’t an #AI leap forwards https://t.co/eA0sUKoIm9 @UniofBathSci
— Joanna J Bryson (@j2bryson) February 14, 2018
Let us know what you thought about these tweets in the comments.