Yes, hyena robots are scary. But they’re also a cunning marketing ploy

The Guardian | Nov 10, 2019 at 6:00 AM
  • Earlier this year, videos of a robot being kicked, hit with a chair, and shot at by its human owners spread online.
  • Created by an LA-based production company, Corridor Digital, the videos were a parody of those released by Boston Dynamics, a company that has been making robots since 1992.
  • Bootstrapping the narrative of robot apocalypse into discourse about real technology pervades the discourse of hi-tech.