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Boston Dynamics released another video of its terrifying four-legged robot — and it has a door-opening brother

Oh great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUyU3lKzoio

Boston Dynamics’ latest robot video feels like a scene out of Jurassic Park.

The Waltham-based robotics company shared a new video Monday of its slightly terrifying doglike robot, SpotMini. The quiet, faceless quadruped can trot, crouch, and “comfortably [fit] in an office or home,” especially compared to its resilient bigger brother Spot, according to Boston Dynamics’ website.

But it turns out that SpotMini also has a twin brother who can open — and politely hold — doors. It’s unclear if its good etiquette makes it more or less terrifying.

https://gifs.com/gif/unless-they-can-open-doors-rR7zgB

Earlier versions of the robot have also shown it to be adept at maneuvering indoors and even putting away dishes.

Boston Dynamics began as a spinoff from MIT and was bought last year from Google’s parent company, Alphabet, by the Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank for an undisclosed sum. The Pentagon-backed company’s lineup of robots, which are designed for military use, also feature a leaping humanoid named Atlas and a speedy quadruped named WildCat.