MSCHF has mounted a paintball gun in a spot to destroy an art gallery: Boston Dynamics was not amused
Within the world of viral projects there is a well-known name: MSCHF, Which refers to “mischief”, which in English means “mischief”. It is the company that was in charge of creating “This foot does not exist“(which creates fake photos of feet using AI),”Netflix & Hangouts“(an extension that can be used to watch Netflix as if it were a video call) or some Nike shoes full of holy water. They do that, do viral projects, and his latest idea is “Spot Rampage”.
MSCHF basically got hold of a Boston Dynamics Spot robot, armed it with a .68 caliber paintball gun, and taken it to an art gallery. ¿The idea? Allow, for two minutes, the users of your website can control the robotic dog, shoot and destroy the art gallery. Obviously, Boston Dynamics has not liked the idea one iota.
Boston Dynamics condemns the project
At the initiative of MSCHF, Boston Dynamics has published a statement in which they condemn the use of their robotic dog for such ends. As stated in it, “to be clear, we condemn the representation of our technology in any way that promotes violence, harm or intimidation. Our mission is to create and deliver amazingly capable robots that inspire, delight and positively impact society. “
— Boston Dynamics (@BostonDynamics) February 20, 2021
They also explain that they ensure that their customers intend to use their robots for legal purposes and that “all buyers must accept our Terms and Conditions of Sale, which establish that our products must be used in accordance with the law, and cannot be used to harm or intimidate people or animals. “Moreover, in those same terms it is established that a prohibited use is:
“[…] the intentional use of the Equipment to harm or intimidate any person or animal, as a weapon, or to enable any weapon […]”.
They also wanted to tackle the possible interpretation that the MSCHF project is considered as art, ensuring that “provocative art can help to promote a useful dialogue about the role of technology in our daily lives. However, this art fundamentally distorts Spot and the way it is used for the benefit of our daily lives. “
However, from MSCHF they claim to have spoken with Boston Dynamics and they say they hated the idea, something that is visible, and that they were told that they would give him two free Spot if they did not carry out the project. “That just made us want to do this even more,” they explain from MSCHF.
Desde Boston Dynamics (owned by Hyundai for a few weeks) have repeatedly shown their robot dog doing everyday activities. In fact, recently we saw him picking up the clothes, jumping rope, drawing and even taking care of the garden. I have also seen him working in the construction, as well as performing tasks of surveillance Y security.
Via | BBC