Boston Dynamics Robots Can Now Hold The Door For Its Friends

Just two months ago, Boston Dynamics showed off its somersaulting robot, capable of backflipping and recovering from falls.

The company’s newest robotics trick is less flashy, but more disturbing for fans of sci-fi apocalypses and Jurassic Park: the robots can now open doors.

Outfitted with a sleek new body and an upgraded arm and clamp, SpotMini can use its arm to open doors, then adjust itself to hold the door open with its body while its armless compatriots march through towards probably-nefarious purposes.