That video of a robot getting beaten is fake, but feeling sorry for machines is no joke


Publication Title
The Verge
Publication/Creation Date
June 17 2019
Creators/Contributors
James Vincent (creator)
Corridor Digital (contributor)
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) (contributor)
Kate Darling (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description

You’ve probably already seen the video on social media. It’s an accomplished “parody” of clips published by engineering company Boston Dynamics, showing a CGI replica of the firm’s Atlas robot getting kicked, hit, and shot at, before turning the tables on its captors.

Maybe you saw the video and initially thought it was real. Maybe you even felt bad for the robot and angry at its tormentors. “Why are they hurting that poor machine?” asked many. “Sure, it can’t feel anything, but that doesn’t mean they can treat it like that.”

HCI Platform
Robotical
Location on Body
Entire Body
Source
https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2019/6/17/18681682/boston-dynamics-robot-uprising-parody-video-cgi-fake

Related Collections
Humanoid Robots (2017-2019)
Date archived
June 17 2019
Last edited
June 17 2019
How to cite this entry
James Vincent. (June 17 2019). "That video of a robot getting beaten is fake, but feeling sorry for machines is no joke". The Verge. Vox Media Inc.. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3931