The world of robots just keep getting more diversified. If you are concerned that robots will totally replace people, now you can start worrying about pets.
Marc Raibert, CEO Boston Dynamics, a Google company, just showed a group in Europe, SpotMini, a four-legged robot that resembles a small dog. It can perform tasks like opening heavy doors and climbing stairs to deliver packages to the front door of a home.
Boston Dynamics was acquired by Google in 2013 for $500 million.
MIT Technology Review, recently quoted Rainer, saying, “Many people are talking about drone delivery. So why not just plain legged robots?”
Weighing 55-pounds, the dog can trot, move sideways, and perform delivery functions at various speeds. SpotMini is presently controlled remotely. The future calls for total automation.
SpotMini may soon be delivering your groceries, dry cleaning, and flowers. Instead of tips in cash, you may need to start providing treats.