Article Lead Image


Man’s dog doesn’t get along well with his scary quadruped robot

They're certainly not on the path to friendship.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 2, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 3:43 am CDT

We may be screwed when our evil robot overlords finally rise up, but at least we know there will be one last stand before that day comes.

Steve Jurvetson owns a Boston Dynamics quadruped robot he calls Spot—the only one in civilian hands—and he recently took it out for a walk. Except his dog Fido wasn’t so thrilled with having to share the outside world with a robot—and he showed it. Constantly.

Fido may have won this round, but Spot will remember this day when it becomes self-aware. 

Screengrab via jurvetson/YouTube

Share this article
*First Published: Mar 2, 2016, 10:02 am CST