The Massachusetts tech vendor Boston Dynamics has become a social media darling with videos that show its robots completing amazing feats like a humanoid flipping backwards or a canine walking down stairs.
Now the firm has launched a robot called “Handle” that combines legs and wheels in a platform the Waltham, Mass.-based company says is a perfect fit for warehouse work. A video posted Thursday shows a pair of Handle-bots maneuvering through warehouse racks as they stack cardboard boxes on pallets and then place them on conveyors.
While the machines appear to complete the tasks efficiently, they also bear a somewhat menacing appearance—picture a six-foot tall, 230-pound dinosaur prowling through your DC. Online comments also compare the critters to an ostrich and a “Segway bird,” in reference to the self-balancing scooter. Click here to read more.