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Via: Boston Dynamics
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Google-owned Boston Dynamics has been terrifying us for years with their advancements in robotic hell hounds, but their latest video features something slightly less frightening and kinda cute.

Spot is a four-legged, 160-pound robot that is designed for both indoor and outdoor use, and it has a sensor on its head to help it navigate.

Watch it march around the grounds and through their offices, occasionally getting kicked by the staff.

While we know it’s just a robot and it doesn’t have real emotions, it still makes you fell kinda bad watching it react to the abuse.

“No robots were harmed in the making of this video,” they write at the end.

What’s more worrisome, however, is that larger model accompanying Spot up the hill later on in the clip. You do not want to mess with that thing.

Robots are already managing hotels in Japan and eating women in South Korea. And Singapore is hard at work creating a nightmarish eel drone.

It’s really only a matter of time before all of these advancements blow up in our face and we are slaves or dogfood to these creatures.

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Whoops, yep, that might be the cutest thing I've seen all week. Okay.

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Via: Colossal
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Italian designer Riccardo Sabatini scanned hundreds of mechanical manuals and schematics, gathering pieces that he could use to create Mekkanika, a typeface tribute to the Transformers franchise. The amount of detail in each of these letters is amazing, Sabatini perhaps gets the hyper-articulated feel of Michael Bay's Transformers better than Michael Bay himself could.

Just don't try, like, writing a paper in this typeface or something. Check for more in the gallery below and the via link!