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Google-owned Boston Dynamics just made us fear the future with a freaky robot reindeer [Video]

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Google introduced us to the holiday season last week with a humorous ad starring characters from The Simpsons, but now its robotics branch has given us a slightly more terrifying look at the future of this joyous time of year. Google’s Boston Dynamics robotics company has shared a video of a trio of robotic reindeer pulling a sleigh, and it’s grade A creepy.

The video, albeit it incredibly cool, offers a terrifying look at what the future could hold when robots take over the world. Three robots decked out with lights, bells, and garland don’t exactly present the most peaceful image of the holiday season. “The singularity and death of all free human beings comes with smiles and giggles and mistletoes,” one commenter on YouTube suggests.

Nevertheless, you can watch the video below. Let us know what you think of it in the comments. Boston Dynamics has previously shared videos of its robots doing things such as reenacting scenes from popular film The Karate Kid and acting like a dog.

Google’s Boston Dynamics wing has really picked up steam over the past year. The robots it has shown off most recently are far more intelligent and compact than what it initially showed off a couple of years back. Again, this is insanely cool, but also just a tiny bit terrifying…

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