A Parody of Atlas Robot Announcement Demo Presented as a Heart Wrenching ASPCA Commercial

In a parody of the video that Boston Dynamics released announcing their new version of the upright walking Atlas robot, photographer Greg Killian used the soundtrack to the famously powerful “Somewhere in America” ASPCA commercial to present the robots as animals who have suffered at the hands of abuse. While this parody may appear to be insensitive, Killian did keep the ASPCA donation information intact.

The video has become great fodder for parody, as demonstrated by the Auralnauts, who created a horror version in which the robot protects its box by any means necessary.

The original Boston Dynamics video.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.