Exclusive: Boston Dynamics pledges not to weaponize its robots

The company joined other robotics firms in pledging to curtail projects that turn robots into war machines.

Source: Exclusive: Boston Dynamics pledges not to weaponize its robots

I am not sure how they can actually keep this promise. If a broom can be used to hit someone and a television or phone to spy on someone, saying the companies wouldn’t build them as weapons wouldn’t stop them from being weaponized.

Not to mention, the day I can get smart-legs, I as the wearer and controller, could use them for defensive/tactical purposes. Nobody needs to build them as weapons for me to use them as such if needed to defend myself or others.

This sounds like unnecessary reassurance that would only work on sheltered conservatives who worship the wealthy.


My pronouns are whatever you're comfortable with as long as you speak to me with respect. I'm an Afruikan and Iswa refugee living in Canaan. That's African American expat in Israel in Normalian. I build websites, make art, and assist people in exercising their spirituality. I'm also the king of an ile, Baalat Teva, a group of African spirituality adherents here. Feel free to contact me if you are in need of my services or just want to chat.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • You’ve read the article, now get the t-shirt! :-D