Watch: Creepy, Headless Robotic Reindeer Pull Santa's Sleigh

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 - 2:07PM

Boston Dynamics wants to wish you a happy holidays, so they released this video of a bunch of uncanny valley robotic reindeer to haunt your dreams:

It's almost cute, but it's ultimately a little creepy, and the fact that they're headless really clinches it. I'm not sure if it would have been better with robotic bodies and stuffed heads (it's possible it would have been worse), but it's very strange to see antlers on headless robo-dogs.

The robot, affectionately named Spot, is a smaller version of Boston Dynamics's BigDog. It can walk, run, and climb just like BigDog, but is much more agile and has a lower center of gravity, so is more difficult to kick over.