Headless reindeer video by Google-owned Robotics firm leaves holidaymakers dejected

Headless reindeer video by Google-owned Robotics firm leaves holidaymakers dejected

A robotics engineering company owned by Google, Boston Dynamics, has left an unpleasant taste among people amid the Christmas and New Year holiday season. A video posted by the company on the internet shows a headless mechanical robotic reindeer pulling a sleigh while a female Santa aboard wishes viewers “Happy Holidays". But the headless reindeer only manages in creeping the video out of the Internet.

Though the engineering firm had good intentions while preparing the video, the result was otherwise.

The video invited a series of tweets. “Remember when you asked, ‘Why doesn’t someone creep me out with headless robotic reindeer?’ Boston Dynamics heard you:” posted Richard Gaskin. "Happy creepy robot reindeer holidays", tweeted user AD.

Founded in 1992, Boston Dynamics shot to limelight in 2005 with their BigDog style bot designed for DARPA. The company, bought by Google X in December of 2013, has created its own version of robot reindeer. Apart from reindeer, the company also develops “cheetahs”, which have come to be known as the fastest-legged robots, robot dogs and sand fleas.


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