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

In the latest parody of the video that Boston Dynamics released last week 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 and Graham Phisher created a black-and-white version in which the robot planned its own revenge while running away.

The original Boston Dynamics video.