A Sneak Peek At The Next Type Of Robot 

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.

2 thoughts on “A Sneak Peek At The Next Type Of Robot 

  1. The reason for it’s existence seems to be purely utilitarian, the fetching, carrying things about a dog that make it appealing. But no slobbering kisses? No all out dog-love? Hmmm…maybe some guy in a cold, impersonal lab is working on that.

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