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Boston Dynamics reveals new 'SpotMini' robot
By T.K. Randall
June 24, 2016 · 12 comments
The new robot could prove to be an able household assistant. Image Credit: YouTube / Boston Dynamics
The robotics firm has revealed its latest creation - a dog-like robot designed to help around the house.
Best known for its impressive humanoid 'Atlus' and infamous gas-guzzling 'BigDog' robots, the company has now come up with something a little more consumer-friendly.
Known as 'SpotMini', this quadrupedal contraption looks a bit like a small dog and is equipped with a special arm attachment that can enable it to do everything from dropping empty cans in the bin to putting dirty glasses in to a dishwasher.
A recently released YouTube video also shows how the robot is able to climb up stairs and recover from a fall - a feature hilariously demonstrated thanks to a conveniently placed banana skin.
Whether the robot will ever be available for consumer purchase however, epecially given Boston Dynamics' recent financial difficulties, remains to be seen.
Source: Ars Technica
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