Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robots are strong enough to haul a box truck

17 April, 2019, 18:21 | Author: Regina Silva
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The dog-like robots from Boston Dynamics are back with another video, albeit this time the video is less focused on virality and more a demonstration of raw power.

Boston Dynamics built the all-electric SpotMini as a quadruped robot that weighs 66 pounds.

The robotics company Boston Dynamics is back with another freaky video starring its animal-like robots. The design was an evolution of the first SpotMini, whose terrifying gripping arm made it resemble something from a horror movie.

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As you can see in the video above, 10 SpotMini robots are acting like dogs pulling a sled, only their sled is a very heavy truck. There's someone behind the wheel in case things go wrong, but the vehicle remains in neutral.

These robots will soon be ready for service: the company said that Spot robots are coming off the production line now, and will be available for a range of applications in the near future. Last year, Boston Dynamics' founder, Marc Raibert, had promised that Spotmini will be commercially available in 2019.

SpotMini has repeatedly impressed us ever since it got a new look in 2017.

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