Thursday, June 23, 2016

Boston Dynamics New Robot Dog 'Spotmini' (video)


Boston Dynamics just released footage of their newest robot named Spotmini.  The new robot is a smaller version of the Spot robot that you saw in their previous videos.

Spotmini is looking about ready for the production line and would make a great helper around the house.  The robot also comes with a long arm that can pickup dishes, put stuff in the trash and even get you a beer from the fridge if your feeling lazy after a hard days work.  

Here is what Boston Dynamics had to say about the robot.  "SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is one of the quietest robots we have ever built. It has a variety of sensors, including depth cameras, a solid state gyro (IMU) and proprioception sensors in the limbs. These sensors help with navigation and mobile manipulation. SpotMini performs some tasks autonomously, but often uses a human for high-level guidance. For more information about SpotMini visit our website at ."

SOURCE: Boston Dynamics on Youtube