Boston Dynamics robots get 1980s movie montage

Some brilliant YouTube spark has cut footage of Boston Dynamics' humanoid robots performing feats of strength and agility to "Scarface (Push it to the Limit)."

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Some seem to find Boston Dynamics' robots creepy. Others find the advances the company is making both fascinating and wonderful. But uplifting and inspirational, in the way only a movie montage can be? That takes a very special sort of thinking.

We're not sure who YouTube user summertravel is, but if they are the person who created this video, we would like to shake them by the hand.

The video takes a bunch of milestones made by Boston dynamics' humanoid robots PetMan and Atlas -- PetMan doing push-ups and walking on a treadmill, Atlas stumbling over uneven terrain and climbing stairs -- set to one of the most classic montage tracks of all time -- "Scarface (Push it to the Limit)," written by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte for the 1983 cult-classic crime film "Scarface."

Although the film uses the montage to document protagonist Tony Montana's meteoric ascent through the ranks of Miami's criminal underworld, in "Push It to The Limit Petman, Atlas Boston Dynamics" it's used more as a training montage, a la "Rocky."

It fits absolutely perfectly, though. Watch it below -- and marvel for the magnificent empathy a rousing 1980s montage track can give you for a pair of faceless robots.