Bosstown Dynamics: New Robot Can Fight Back!

Christopher Nook by Christopher Nook

In June 2019, Corridor Digital released a video in which a robot in the style of Boston Dynamics is abused in a variety of manners, before finally fighting back against the humans attacking it.

The video, watermarked "Bosstown Dynamics", instead of "Boston Dynamics", went viral across platforms, although most versions of the video dropped attribution to the original source, with many claiming it to be an authentic Boston Dynamics video.[19]

Despite the online confusion, Corridor clarified that the video was never meant to be interpreted as "real", and that they would "like for people to be able to see the original", in response to one of the many unattributed viral versions online.[20][21][22][23] Gizmodo described the video, saying the "real lesson from Corridor’s fake robot video might be just how far [robot technology has] come in real life over the past decade"