Robot Runs And Jumps Just Like A Human

12 May, 2018, 07:41 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • In the future Atlas will probably just vaporise the log or something

Inspired by the existing Spot robot, though significantly smaller as the name implies, SpotMini has four legs and an optional articulated arm that looks like a giraffe's neck.

At a TechCrunch robotics event on Friday, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert announced its robotic dog SpotMini is now in "pre-production".

Boston Dynamics' robot dog SpotMini will soon be available for purchase, the company announced Friday, after improving the bot to roll over, walk by itself and even open doors. The announcement came onstage at TechCrunch's TC Sessions: Robotics event today at UC Berkeley. After that, the company wants to increase production in order to sell additional robots next year.

Ready, set, go! The future is becoming clearer and we have humanoid robot, Atlas, created by Boston Dynamic, to thank for it.

At one point, the robot detects it is coming upon a log on the ground.

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The company also released new video this week of the SpotMini and its humanoid robot Atlas showing off new moves such as running outdoors and navigating autonomously.

Last year, Japan's SoftBank bought Boston Dynamics from Google's parent Alphabet.

In the first clip (below), you can see SpotMini, Boston Dynamics' lightweight, dog-like robot, wander around an office on its own for more than six minutes (parts of the video are sped up).

He also mentioned the possibility of building robots to help with construction projects, though he did not provide any further details about that ambition.

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