Have you always wanted your very own personal slave but thought the whole scenario was a bit… immoral? For the most part, it seems that society seems to agree on. We’ve generally moved on past the point of owning another human and forcing them to do chores. Sometimes, though, it doesn’t hurt to have an extra hand around. Thanks to Google’s latest acquisition, a personal robot just may be able to solve your slaveless woes.
GOOGLE ACQUIRES NEW ROBOT COMPANY
Google’s Boston Dynamics has received most of the attention when it comes to robots these days, but one might remember when the company purchased SCHAFT in 2013. This isn’t the lolly pop sucking, bald head wearing, crime stopping, son of a gun, SHAFT of yonder. This one has a C in it, and that makes all the difference. SCHAFT’s latest robot is remarkably impressive. In a recently released video, Google shows it’s robot climbing stairs, keeping balancing on rough terrain and carrying up to 60kg (132 pounds) at a time.
THE MOST ADVANCED BIPEDAL DEVICE OUT THERE
At the moment, there is no name for this bipedal bot, but one thing is certain. Society may soon forget what carrying heavy loads is like. SCHAFT’s creation was showing off by navigating on slippery rocks, through snow, and upstairs. It’s essentially the most advanced bipedal robot out there. The secret is in the legs. The bot is almost all legs, but not in a sexy way. However, it does have a fairly confident strut and even has the skills to back it up. Standing at three feet tall, the bot has a satisfying waddle that can maneuver surprisingly well around the house. Add the fact that it can carry a heavy load, and Google’s SCHAFT may just have a new slave robot on their hands.
WHAT WOULD YOU NAME YOUR SLAVEBOT?
Now that we may have our very own Google Slavebot soon, some issues arise. At the moment, it is nameless. Would you want to even name your slave bot? Would you give it a cute face and a personality or would it be better to have the machine remain a machine? Will human guilt become a factor in the new wave of bot slavery? There are too many questions to ask at the moment. Luckily, this is still in the beginning stages of development so we as a society have some time to iron out the semantics.