Today, an American companynamed Boston Dynamics
revealed an exciting new robotcalled Atlas.
Now, basically, this robotcan walk around on two legs,
pick up boxes, and basically,it can do everything
that you'd normally paya teenager to do.
Only without showing up to workthree hours late
in a hot box Honda Civic, right?
And the demo videosof these robots
is really fantasticand interesting to watch.
And then... it gets weird.
-(audience groans)-Thanks, guys. Thanks. Thanks.
Yeah. Here I was worried
that robotswere developing so quickly
they wouldn't have timeto resent us.
That robot just came onlinefive seconds ago,
and th is how we introduce itto humanity.
(robotically): Beep-boop-beep.Are you my father?
I love y... Ow. Ow.
Daddy, why are you... Ow.
You know, you can tell a lotabout a culture
by the robots they build.
Uh, France has developed a robotthat can judge artwork.
That's a real robot, in France.
Germany made a robot
that can solve a Rubik's Cubemore efficiently.
And Japan is working on a robotthat cares for the elderly.
And probably doessome sex stuff, too.
-(laughter)-Uh... it's Japan, it's Japan.
Come on.Uh, but it's interesting
that America is building robotsthat people can bully.
You realize... you guys realizethat in a hundred years
that scene is going to bein the robot version of Roots.
-You understand this?-(laughter)
This is their story.
And this isn'teven the first robot
that the companyhas kicked around.
Why do you "aw"?It's a robot!
-(laughter)-It's not even a real dog.
It's just a dog-shaped...
Oh... man. Now, uh, now,look, robots and humans
are gonna have to live togetheron this planet,
so I just wantedto take a second
and talk to the robots at home.
Um, so all the humans, you guyscan go and grab a snack.
Hey, uh, robots,
(bleep) white people,am I right?
I know you don't see color,because you're not racist
and your vision is heat-based,but trust me,
in the future robot apocalypse,just remember,
it wasn't a black guy thatpoked you with a hockey stick.
We don't even play hockey.