Google acquires Boston Dynamics, makers of robots as cool as they are terrifying

"Boston Dynamics, a Google company." Wow.

Writes Markoff in the NYT: "Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon. The company, based in Waltham, Mass., has gained an international reputation for machines that walk with an uncanny sense of balance and even — cheetahlike — run faster than the fastest humans."

Nothing could ever go wrong here. I mean, seriously: tell me if you saw one of these things running after you, you wouldn't crap your pants and have a heart attack at the same time.