Publication/Creation DateFebruary 22 2021
DescriptionMSCHF (pronounced "Mischief") livestreamed an experimental art installation and game called "Spot's Rampage" as commentary on the possibility of militarized robots. They mounted a paintball gun on Boston Dynamics' Spot robot in a makeshift art gallery and allowed users to remotely control the "war dog" over the internet using their phone. Users were each given 2 minutes of control before it was passed to another random user on the website.
In response, Boston Dynamics released an official statement on Twitter, noting "To be clear, we condemn the portrayal of our technology in any way that promotes violence, harm, or intimidation."
Date archivedMarch 5 2021
Last editedMarch 5 2021