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By MATT O-BRIEN
AP Technology Writer 

Boston Dynamics' scary robot videos: Are they for real?

 


BOSTON (AP) — If you've ever watched a YouTube video of a Boston Dynamics robot , you probably remember it. But you may not know what the videos leave out.

Millions of people have watched the humanoid Atlas jogging through a field , or the intimidating, 6.5-foot-tall Handle zip back and forth swiftly (and ominously) on wheeled legs. Then there's the dog-like SpotMini dexterously opening a door — a machine so unsettling it inspired a nightmarish episode of the TV show "Black Mirror" last year.

All of these robots are real, but the videos can sometimes be misleading. Interviews with sever...



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