Why is Boston Dynamics teaching their robots how to fight?

Fake TikTok of Boston Dynamics robot ‘fighting’ racks up millions of views

'Why is Boston Dynamics teaching their robots how to fight?'

On May 1, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

Denny's restaurant with robot server giving customers food with caption 'My mom sent me this video of her robotic waiter at Dennys...wait fot it' 'do you just take it?'please take your food'' (l) Denny's building with sign (c) Denny's robot server driving away with food with caption 'oh whoa whoa whoa you left he left with my food' (r)

‘Gotta be quicker than that buddy’: Robot server at Denny’s scurries away with customers’ food

'Still better service than I've ever received at Denny's.'

On Jan 31, 2023 by Braden Bjella

robot at bar making drink with caption 'but you're' (l) screen showing 10% service charge circled red with caption 'an automatic 10% tip' (c) robot at bar making drink with caption 'a robot' (r)

‘There’s no option to opt-out’: TikToker says he was forced to leave 10% tip to robots that made his drink

'I normally wouldn’t mind an automatic 10% tip for making my drink, but you’re a robot.'

On Jan 10, 2023 by Braden Bjella

automated McDonald's drive thru with bags ready to be taken (l) McDonald's sign outside 'Takeaway Drive Thru' (c) McDonald's interior with self pay (r)

‘Finally, my order will be quick and accurate’: McDonald’s fully-automated location with no human employees sparks debate

'No more attitude at the counter.'

On Dec 20, 2022 by Brooke Sjoberg

woman with Airpod in ear in front of pink background with donotpay logo on right

‘World’s first robot lawyer’: DoNotPay wants to build an AI to help people fight traffic tickets

DoNotPay is also taking on parking tickets and corporations.

On Dec 13, 2022 by Claire Goforth

remotec andros model robot inside

San Francisco police get permission to use robots to kill citizens

SFPD say they have no current plans to kill citizens with robots.

On Nov 29, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

Robot in Walmart parking lot with blue box of snacks caption 'POV: there is a bot that comes selling snacks in the Walmart Parking lot' 'they had one of these at comic-con last week and it was the cutest! it would like go up to people and tell them to buy something.' (l) Walmart building with sign and parking lot (c) instructions on blue box 'Pay here Hold payment method on icon Lid automatically opens Lift lid, take 1 item, & go! Lift here' (r)

‘But they don’t take Apple Pay in store’: Walmart deploys snack robots in parking lots. They sell 2 items and accept Apple Pay

'Who the f*ck wants a Kinder Egg or beef jerky mid-walk in the parking lot.'

On Oct 27, 2022 by Braden Bjella

Boston Dynamics SPOT robot

Boston Dynamics, which makes a robot dog you can put a gun on, says you can’t put a gun on its robot dog

So please don't.

On Oct 6, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

Chili's restaurant interior with robot driving towards table (l) woman shocked expression at Chili's table Chili's logo above her head (c) Chili's restaurant interior with robot up to table swiveling to show back screen (r)

‘I’m literally terrified’: Chili’s robot server sings Happy Birthday to customers, sparking debate

'It’s all fun and games before the robot becomes self aware.'

On Jun 16, 2022 by Melody Heald

Airport coffee robot with screens on bar caption 'bro i hate san fransisco so much why does the airport have a coffee robot with a goddamn nft on the order screen' (l) Hands holding phones technology concept (c) Coffee bar screen with nft on it caption 'bro i hate san fransisco so much why does the airport have a coffee robot with a goddamn nft on the order screen' (r)

‘Bro I hate San Francisco so much’: Robot barista filmed running airport coffee shop, sparking debate

'Why does the airport have a coffee robot with a goddamn nft on the order screen?'

On Jun 2, 2022 by Grace Stanley

robot footage of man with head flashlight on talking tweet by CaucasNet centered caption 'We have hacked access to the Russian robots 'Trial Patrol 4.0' and control them: Robots patrolled Sheremetyevo International Airport in the Zelenopark.'

Did hackers commandeer surveillance robots at a Russian airport?

The hackers are citing Russia's invasion of Ukraine as justification.

On May 17, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

restaurant employees placing food on robot (l) server robot with cat face carrying plate (c) restaurant employee opening door for server robot (r)

‘If she’s got to follow the thing what is the dang point’: Video of worker helping robot worker in diner sparks debate

'I would get up and walk away if that brought me food out!'

On Apr 6, 2022 by Brooke Sjoberg

three photos of an automatic serving robot making its way across a restaurant floor

‘These companies will really do anything but give people raises’: Viral TikTok of Chili’s robot server sparks debate

'Support the service industry. Tip over the robot.'

On Dec 21, 2021 by Kahron Spearman

A robot delivering food

‘Have the AI finally taken over everything?’: Viral video shows robot waiter at Denny’s, sparks labor debate

'[T]his will sadly replace a ton of jobs over the next decade.'

On Nov 25, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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Jamba Juice flamed for robot worker that can’t even pour smoothie into cup properly

'Jamba Juice should rethink this whole robot worker thing.'

On Oct 20, 2021 by Brooke Sjoberg