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Boston Dynamics teases its latest robotic dog

Posted on Wednesday, 15 November, 2017 | Comment icon 25 comments

Would you buy one of these for your home ? Image Credit: YouTube / Boston Dynamics
The latest version of the firm's SpotMini robot has been revealed in a new YouTube video this week.
Sporting a fetching coat of yellow paint and a much more refined look than its predecessors, the latest quadrupedal contraption from Boston Dynamics looks a lot less like a work-in-progress and more like something you could actually imagine seeing inside someone's house.

The previous version of SpotMini was a lot more rough around the edges but featured an extendable neck and head capable of picking up and dropping objects.

Due to the fact that the newly released video is only intended as a teaser, little is known about the new robot aside from its general appearance and the fact that more details are likely to be coming soon.

Could Boston Dynamics be aiming at the home consumer market this time around ?

Source: Guardian | Comments (25)

Tags: Boston Dynamics, Robot

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Comment icon #16 Posted by Black Monk on 18 November, 2017, 11:23
Doctor Who's K9 is the world's most advanced robodog.
Comment icon #17 Posted by seeder on 18 November, 2017, 16:40
  Nah he had wheels and can only move on smooth floors... the dog in the OP can run, climb and jump on rough ground
Comment icon #18 Posted by Black Monk on 19 November, 2017, 13:04
K9 can shoot enemies such as Daleks with lasers and, since he regenerated in 2009, can fly.
Comment icon #19 Posted by seeder on 19 November, 2017, 13:41
  only in the movies tho
Comment icon #20 Posted by DieChecker on 24 November, 2017, 11:08
There exists a flying Cat....  
Comment icon #21 Posted by BorizBadinov on 24 November, 2017, 17:34
These guys are making some awesome, and somewhat scary tech. It wasn't all that long ago the challenge was making a bot that could navigate a flat level surface without falling. Now they can navigate rough terrain, right themselves, recover dropped items.  Can you imagine backpacking with all the comforts of home hauled on your "dog" while you saunter along with just a walking stick or even ride it too? Search and rescue, these things could take you right to a transponder to find hikers or avalanche victims. Medivac through rough terrain and weather to a suitable landing area.  So many applica... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by Black Monk on 25 November, 2017, 11:43
And in the TV series.
Comment icon #23 Posted by DieChecker on 25 November, 2017, 14:20
The Sarah Jane Chronicles, I believe, not actually the Dr Who series. ??? At least for K9-mark 4. The one that could hover/fly.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Black Monk on 25 November, 2017, 16:09
K9 has been in Doctor Who since 1977.
Comment icon #25 Posted by DieChecker on 26 November, 2017, 5:06
Yeah, which is why I said... "At least for K9-mark 4. The one that could hover/fly.".  

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