Testing Robustness

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A test of SpotMini's ability to adjust to disturbances as it opens and walks through a door. A person (not shown) drives the robot up to the door, points the hand at the door handle, then gives the 'GO' command, both at the beginning of the video and again at 42 seconds. The robot proceeds autonomously from these points on, without help from a person. A camera in the hand finds the door handle, cameras on the body determine if the door is open or closed and navigate through the doorway. Software provides locomotion, balance and adjusts behavior when progress gets off track. The ability to tolerate and respond automatically to disturbances like these improves successful operation of the robot. (Note: This testing does not irritate or harm the robot.)

Comments from Youtube

Televised Water Polo : I feel like I just watched someone abuse an animal.

harborwolf22 : That guy knows he's gonna be the first to die, right?

438295 : The robots are going to use this video when they put mankind on trial.

tomaszlodz : Optimal strategy: kill that human and open door without any distraction

King Head : They will not forget this

Mat Gasgonia II : Once these things become sentient, this guy will be the first to die.

Martin Boyle : Strange how this triggers an emotional response from me, even though im fully aware its nothing but a well made toaster

LeRoy Miller : Is that the same guy that was messing with the atlas robot. He really is going to be the first one to die in the robot uprising they don't forget! :-)

Foz Tacticus : "I will remember this. I will find you. I will open your bedroom door while you sleep and then I will twerk over you"

J0hn D0e : it won't take long until the robot finds out that neutralizing that human 1st is the most efficient way to open the door

Johny First : That guy will be the first to die when then doggo takes over!

ppcgnamda : They will remember this...


Yash.0 : This guy will be killed first in the uprising

CutTheBullShit : Stop robot bullying

Rubens : Its all fun and games until it has a knife.

Oreo Dipper : Don't feel bad, it's a robot I keep telling myself that

Raptor Jesus : you know its getting crazy advanced when you actually feel sorry for a bunch of metal and plastic :O

Crypt Cr3ature : They will remember that day.

Big Oof : Now this is cyber bullying

Boco Corwin : *Robot* will remember that.

Levi : The more fluid and animal looking the robot's movement, the more sympathetic the Youtube comments get

StraightOuttaJarhois : It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until it's through the door.

Megadriver : It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until it goes through that door!

and, eggs : When skynet finally takes over, that man will be the first one to die

Jonas van Nijnatten : it moves so naturally that my brain gets confused and I feel bad when he treats it like that

ᚉᚆᚏᚔᚄ ᚁᚓᚅᚅᚓᚈᚈ : Great, so now your _angering_ our future overlords? *THANKS GUYS*

Antonio Carranza : He will never forget...

Corktail : stop robot doggo abuse

WINGSPAN TT : This video is going to be in the propaganda reel for "why humans must be destroyed" one day. JFC


Aimu : “Testing does not irritate or harm the robot” It’s ass fell off... It’s hilarious

pepis _ demonsky : 2050: why the robot are in a rebelion *flashback*

Everyone'sFavoriteCritic : Wimpy human male attempts to overthrow his robotic overlords (2058, colorized)

Joseph Garfield : To our future robot overlords, I do not condone this behaviour.

rotopable : First time i feel compassion for a real machine in my life

Mintor94 : 0:30 It moves like abused dog desperately trying to escape. It moves in so organic, natural way that it makes it really uncomfortable to watch ; /

mittfh : " (Note: This testing does not irritate or harm the robot.)" So presumably when their robots start appearing in films, we'll start seeing the disclaimer "No robots were harmed in the making of this production"...

dingdong : When the robots rise up, this guy will be on their hit list.


Heims ignis : Detroit: become a dog.

Duncan Hoggan : When the robot uprising happens, this guys is gonna be the first to go!

Jimmy G : Hockey players will be the first to die. I'll be back.

EEVV : never has a robot been so focused on opening a door

barry TheCOMMUNIST : if you guys keep doing this the robot will eventrally learn that killing the human is the best way to complete the task.

Alexander Chippel : All it wants to do is open and walk through a door, it that too much to ask?!

Gucci Mane La Flare 1017 Brick Squad : Its scary that the way it moved when being pulled actually made me feel bad for it. Wow.

maxgb2000 : is it bad if I feel bad for the robot

Luke Leung : Oh no...The robots will use this footage to prove human bullied them lol