599 days ago

Boston Dynamics unveils truck-towing robot dogs

A team of dog-like robots pull a massive truck down the street.

No — this is not a new episode of "Black Mirror." This is a video featuring the latest robot from Boston Dynamics, an American engineering and robotics design company.

The four-legged robot, named SpotMini, weighs about 66 pounds, can carry a payload of up to roughly 31 pounds and can run for as long as 90 minutes, depending on what it is doing. In this case, ten SpotMini robots are show pulling a large delivery truck.

Previous videos have shown the SpotMini opening doors, running an obstacle course and dancing. Additionally, the robot has perception sensors that "help with navigation and mobile manipulation," according to the product description on the company's website.

Boston Dynamics also noted that SpotMini "inherits the mobility of its bigger brother Spot," a robot the company previously released. SpotMini is also nimble and is the quietest robot the company has ever built, according to the product description.

The robots will be "coming off the production line now and will be available for a range of applications soon," according to a YouTube video uploaded by Boston Dynamics. 


The fastest way to get breaking news and daily stories!
Download Now