We all laughed at Futurama's prediction of a murderous, vengeful Robot Santa in the year 3,000. But it turns out we're not really that far from the borgs taking over Christmas.

The Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich probably thought it was creating a heartwarming Christmas greeting featuring its rolling, walking, and flying automatons. But in reality, it's a harsh look at what Christmas could become if we're not careful. Robotic Rudolphs? Flying drones delivering gifts instead of sleighs? No thank you. [ETH Zurich Autonomous Systems Lab via The NXT Step via Make]

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