Thursday, 15 November, 2018

This Robot Dog Can Navigate Your Office Flawlessly

Boston Dynamics Plans to Start Selling Their Robot Dog 'SpotMini' Year YouTube Boston Dynamics
Doris Mccormick | 16 May, 2018, 02:21

Already, the company says that it has contracted manufacturers to build 100 SpotMinis later in 2018, and will then scale production so that they can sell units beginning next year.

Boston Dynamics has released a video showing its Atlas robot out for a run in the countryside.

When the SpotMini will go up for sale isn't clear, but the company has been teasing its features in recent months, showing that the robot dog can also open doors with the help of an attachable robot hand. Boston Robotics is a pioneer in the robotics field and one of the most advanced in the area.

The SpotMini "comfortably fits in an office or home".

In this instance, SpotMini uses cameras to autonomously navigate through an office and lab facility, including walking up and down stairs and navigate obstacles. Commercial availability is slated for 2019, as per an announcement from founder Marc Raibert at TechCrunch's TC Sessions: Robotics event at UC Berkeley.

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"We are now taking the next step, combining the principles of dynamic control and balance with sophisticated mechanical designs, cutting-edge electronics, and software for perception, navigation, and intelligence", the founders state on the company website. The device weighs around 66 pounds and can operate for about 90 minutes on a charge. While there's no word yet on price, the company has said that the SpotMini prototype was 10 times less expensive than its older sibling.

Surprisingly, in 2017, the robot making company Boston Dynamics was taken over by Softbank, a Japanese based company from Alphabet which is a parent company of the tech giant Google.

Boston Dynamics has been developing a range of robots, each with their own skills.

He also mentioned the possibility of building robots to help with construction projects, though he didn't provide any further details about that ambition on Friday.

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