Boston Dynamics: New Robots Now Fight Back

Publication/Creation Date
June 14 2019
Corridor Digital (creator)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
This video depicts a humanoid robot in a testing environment getting hit, kicked, and shot at by humans, with the caption, "the new robots at Boston Dynamics (or "Bosstown Dynamics", as the text in the video reads) keep getting more and more sophisticated".

It went viral on social media and some people thought it was a real video, rather than a fake parody. It was produced by a company called Corridor Digital, who used a motion capture suit in order to create the CGI robot. At the end of the video, the robot turns on the humans and forces them outside of the building at gunpoint. 

Several real Boston Dynamics videos do show humans kicking the robots in order to test and demonstrate balance and mobility. 
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Entire Body