You can control an armed Spot robot online, and Boston Dynamics is not happy | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

You can control an armed Spot robot online, and Boston Dynamics is not happy

Boston Dynamics' lineup of robots have been taking turns wowing us with their stunts and fueling our nightmares (thanks in no small part to that Black Mirror episode). Now an artsy startup has finally gone ahead and combined the light and dark sides of the company's robotic dog, Spot, into a chaotic online event.

Starting at 10 a.m. PT Wednesday, random visitors to a website will be able to control a Spot robot equipped with a paintball gun as it ransacks an art gallery set up for the purpose.

MSCHF Product Studio / Screenshot by CNET
Spot's Rampage is the latest effort from MSCHF Product Studio, which is the same outfit that re-created episodes of The Office entirely in Slack and sells a cap for your Alexa device that jams its microphone.

To participate, you'll need to download the MSCHF App and visit the Spot's Rampage website where the chaos will be livestreamed. Every two minutes, control of Spot via the app will be passed to a random viewer on the website.

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