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
— ??cChicken (@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.
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.