The festive BigDogs pulled the sleigh along. Image Credit: YouTube / Boston Dynamics
The robotics company has released a Christmas video featuring some rather unorthodox-looking reindeer.
Best known for its work developing robotic platforms for use in military and emergency rescue scenarios, the Google-owned company has produced a festive greetings video featuring three BigDog robots pulling a female Santa along on a sleigh.
To help fit the theme the all-terrain robots have been spruced up with their own reindeer antlers.
Founded back in 2002, Boston Dynamics has continued to impress over the years with its unique line-up of realistic robots with impeccable balance and the ability to walk over just about anything.
One of its best known creations, the DARPA-funded BigDog was originally designed to act as a pack mule of sorts to help carry heavy equipment for soldiers across dangerous and uneven terrain.
Equipped with low-friction hydraulic cylinder actuators in each of its legs, the robot uses an array of onboard sensors to maintain its balance and to keep it from bumping in to things.