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This Massive Robot Can Do A Perfect Backflip And Everyone is Terrified: ‘Humanity is Done’

Robotics firm Boston Dynamics has unveiled their latest robot, and it’s a massive juggernaut-looking beast that can leap onto blocks and do perfect backflips.

In other words, the days of humanity are numbered.

The robot that will soon rule over us all is called Atlas, and, according to the nerds over at Wired, is a “bipedal robot” with the remarkable ability to successfully perform backflips with just two legs.

“[It’s] not hard to see a future when Atlas does indeed tread where fleshy humans dare not,” Wired notes. “Especially now that Boston Dynamics is part of the Japanese megacorporation SoftBank, which may have some cash to spend.”

Remember: the last time we wrote about AI, it was because scientists were terrified that we were on the verge of creating “killer robots.” Imagine that 6-foot-9 humanoid with a gun and a gripe with his creator. Not good.

Of course, when a video of the backflipping cyborg showed up on Twitter, people naturally started freaking out:

Some, however, were foolishly optimistic about our robotic brethren attaining peak physical form:

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