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Listen to 40 robot-dog legs marching in unison, and know the sound of death

Jack Morse
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When death finally comes for us, will it announce its presence with a roar? Or, perhaps, with nothing at all — letting the permanent silence that follows our eventual destruction speak for itself?

Boston Dynamics, a company whose main export appears to be unsettling videos of its robotic creations, has offered up one possible answer. Death sounds like 40 robot-dog legs, marching together in unison across a lifeless blacktop parking lot. 

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An April 16 video, embedded above, shows 10 of the company's Spot robots pulling a large truck. The robots work together, like a dog-sled team, and the coordinated thud thud thud of their robot paws will soon no longer be confined to the Boston Dynamics office.  Read more...

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