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Watch Boston Dynamics' 'Spot' Robot Dog Meet A Real Dog For The First Time

01/03/2016 12:45 GMT | Updated 02/03/2016 12:59 GMT

When we envisioned the start of the robot apocalypse, we'll be honest this wasn't exactly what jumped into our heads.

This is a glorious video of Boston Dynamics' robot dog Spot takes a bit of time out from preparing for world domination by playing with Cosmo, a confused and excited terrier reportedly belonging to Android co-founder and Playground Global boss Andy Rubin.

Despite being utterly surreal to watch, it's clear that Cosmo is in control here forcing Spot to keep a close eye on his organic cousin while the terrier gives the robot a thorough vetting.

Spot had been originally designed for the military however the army quickly realised that while great at looking cute, Spot wasn't the future of army transport.

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It's believed that this version is the last one not in military hands so it's nice to see that Spot is being given a happy retirement of playtime in the Boston Dynamics car park.

Spot hasn't been a total disaster though, the robot's balancing skills became an important testbed for the future of Boston Dynamics' walking robots and has played a crucial part in the creation of the new ATLAS 2 robot.

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