Victor Tangermann for Futurism: an ‘accessibility aid for the impaired’ sells a lot better, than a ‘walking death machine, with a machine gun mounted on its back.”
In the video accompanying the article, Boston Dynamics founder and CEO Marc Raibert points to the flat mounting points on the robots back and their importance for the commercial development of the robot. He cites surveillance cameras as one option. But very clearly it could be used for others. As for military uses, “that’s on the short list”, Raibert says (15:39 in).
Image: screenshot of Boston Dynamics video