It must be amazing to be Jeff Bezos – the richest man in the world – and we think we would probably pay a princely sum to try and walk in his shoes for a day but alas, we will just have to make do with watching from afar.
The Amazon CEO is currently at the invite-only MARS conference, with MARS standing for Machine learning, home Automation, Robotics and Space exploration and yes, that sounds amazing. So amazing that Bezos was able to share a photo of him walking a new dog – a Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot.
This is not the first time that Bezos has managed to generate a headline during the MARS conference. At last year’s gathering he was able to pilot a 12-foot robot, built by Hankook Mirae Technology.
This year’s excursion was much less energetic, but the appearance of what looks scarily like a killer robot dog is sure to have plenty worried about the forthcoming robot uprising the likes of which will make the Terminator movies look like a Disney fantasy. Or not. Hopefully, anyway.
Joking aside, there can be no doubt that the work Boston Dynamics is doing continues to be hugely interesting, and we still find it somewhat amazing that these dogs are able to do the things they do. In fact, it’s amazing they can even stand up let alone do anything else.
A search of the #MARS2018 hashtag on Twitter shows some amazing photos and videos of what is going on at Amazon’s conference right now.
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