A few weeks ago someone I am friends with on Facebook had a status update that read, “It’s happening, Google Cyberdyne Systems. I dare you.” Well, never one to refuse a dare I did Google it, and well, nothing special came up. A few Terminator wikis and references and a Japanese website called Cyberdyne that produces, oh, you know, robot suits. Wait, what? Yep, not sure if Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai, who established Cyberdyne, knew about the name reference but surely it can’t be a coincidence?
Anyway, after watching John Oliver interview Stephen Hawking on his show Last Week Tonight on whether or not a super robot could destroy us all, I decided to see if potentially killer robots already exist. Not to scare you or anything, but the forerunner in robot making is currently Boston Dynamics (now owned by Google). Remember that name when the world is run over by killer robots. Here are 5 robots that could possibly kill you:
This noisy, clunky looking robot might not seem scary now, but bear in mind it can run at 18 mph. That’s more than enough to chase your ass down. Even Usain Bolt (fastest man in the world) reaches a speed of roughly 28 mph, for him I believe they created Cheetah, the robot that runs at 28.3 mph.
This flea looking robot is a climber – hence it’s name. Imagine this scary thing climbing up to your room to spy on you.
It has begun. It’s only a matter of time before the T-800 arrives to kill all mankind. First they will talk the rough terrain, next they will want to kill your unborn child.
Named such because of it’s ability to jump (up to 30 feet) this thingamajig that normally looks like your kid brother’s remote control car will enable future robots to jump up buildings in a single leap. Scary!
Nothing will stop this little rough terrain robot. It will come after you no matter where you hide. In a ditch or up a hill, those spinning legs will slowly but surely find you.
The end is near!