WATCH: Footage of MIT's robotic 'Mini Cheetahs' proves that the end is nigh
Has nobody seen Black Mirror? THIS IS HOW THE WORLD ENDS.
Before you look at this video, we have a question. Have you seen the 'Metalhead' episode of Black Mirror?
If you haven't, let us enlighten you.
It depicts a world where civilisation has been destroyed by robotic dogs, who seem to be programmed to kill everything in sight.
The dogs in the episode were influenced by similar creations in real life, like the Boston Dynamics BigDog, and if we're honest, it's a little bit too real for our liking.
MIT’s Biomimetics Robotics department took a whole herd of its new ‘Mini Cheetah’ robots out to showcase what they can do, and the results are absolutely terrifying.
We see the 'Mini Cheetahs' being able to follow instructions, and do things like flip on command. They can even play football.
Take a look here:
Here's more footage of MIT's Mini Cheetahs cavorting, frolicking, back-flipping, playing soccer and generally acting fun and cute, courtesy of the Biomimetic Robotics Lab @MITMechE #robots #robotics pic.twitter.com/8ZQzDvCDVW
— Robot&AIWorld (@RobotAndAIWorld) November 7, 2019
The robots can run up to five miles per hour, which may not sound too fast, but we really wouldn't fancy getting a chase off it either...
Not terrified yet? Well, you should probably know that they can walk both right-side up, and upside down. UPSIDE DOWN.
We will admit that they are actually a little bit cute though. Maybe Black Mirror has just warped our vision.
Nope. They're just terrifying.