The point of robots is to save humans from having to perform tasks that are simple, mundane, repetitive or all three.
Or so we thought.
The Massachusetts-based tech firm — which also recently disrupted our sleep schedules with the unveiling of a four-legged robotic hound from hell — has apparently spent time and money infusing their two-legged Atlas model with the ability to do backflips.
While there hasn’t been any official comment as to why they decided to give Atlas the abilities of a gymnast, we’re guessing it’s at least partially a means of showing off that the model is now no longer in danger of tumbling off stages.
Either way, you've gotta admit it's low-key terrifying knowing robots can be programmed to do backflips.
It begs the question: What's next?