To read Jarmanning's entire article click HERE.
Compare the telltale movements of "Spot" (and friends) with Dion Fuller's sighting of a pack of robots in San Diego, as described to me in extensive detail back in 2003. What follows is an excerpt from my 2015 nonfiction book CHAMELEO (pp. 46-47): "The next night [they] saw what Dion described as a dozen or so robots marching down the beach, in jerky, stop-start motions like a Dynamation figure from a 1950s Ray Harryhausen movie. Dion said he wasn't sure how to describe it, but it looked like the things were leapfrogging sideways. For a moment it seemed as if the creatures were going to topple over, then they would suddenly leap up about fifteen to twenty feet in the air. These things appeared quite creepy marching along the moonlit beach, so Dion and his friend got the hell out of there quick."
Compare Dion's description with this Feb. 2009 video (which originated as a segment on the Army news channel The Benning Report) uploaded from the Boston Dynamics website. Note the comment made at 1:39 by Lieutenant Colonel Matthew England: "They're pushing the envelope on reality as we know it." It's doubtful that even Lt. Col. England understood the full implications of that statement.
While you're at it, review this 4-20-09 Boston Business Journal article entitled "Big Dog Maker Tests Humanoid ‘Petman’ Robot, Hopping ‘Bot":