Portraits of today's robots

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Over at The Atlantic, Alan Taylor's "In Focus" presents a photographic glimpse of today's robotics state-of-the-art. Above, two of DARPA's Legged Squad Support System (LS3) robots out for a run. These rough-and-ready bots were built by Boston Dynamics. I worry about the overuse of these generous, loving robots as pack mules. As JG Ballard said, robotics is "the moral degradation of the machine." Video below!

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  1. Next up, a series of photos showing the 661 pound LS3 having sex with an unnamed/weighed partner...

  2. Not a mule, but a M.U.L.E. of course! DooDoo DooDoo DooDoo DooDoo...

  3. These things would have much better aesthetics if the legs were twice as long. With these proportions, they look like a couple bulldogs, or terribly obese Cocker Spaniels.

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