7 Robots That Will Haunt Your Nightmares

The WildCat is just the latest in a long line of robots designed to freak you out.

1. WildCat

Boston Dynamics’ WildCat can run at up to 16mph (26kph). Yep, that’s probably faster than you.

2. Atlas

Can you balance on one leg while someone hits you with a 20kg weight? Atlas can

3. Big Dog

Can you maintain your balance on icy ground while some guy wedges his foot in your guts? Nope? Big Dog can.

Oh, and here’s Big Dog throwing cinderblocks.

4. Swarming quadrotors

What’s scarier than a swarm of quadrotors coming through your bedroom window at night? A swarm of quadrotors with coming through your bedroom window WITH MACHINE GUNS!!!

5. Autonomous Segways

Aussie firm Marathon Robotics has come up with autonomous Segway droids for use on live-fire ranges. They know to run when shots are fired.

6. Sentry robots

Samsung is mostly known for big-screen TVs, but they also do a line in ED-209-esque sentry droids.

7. Petman

Boston Dynamics says Petman is used to test protection clothing. Come on! It’s basically the Terminator!

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