SpotMini domesticated robot brings beer and dances
SpotMini domesticated robot brings beer and dances

SpotMini domesticated robot brings beer and dances

SpotMini domesticated robot brings beer and dances Despite the imminent change of ownership (now the company belongs to the Alphabet holding, but may soon go under the wing of Toyota), Boston Dynamics continues its research in robotics. The latest innovation shown is a smaller version of the Spot robot. SpotMini got an unusual look – something between a dog and a herbivorous dinosaur, Brachiosaurus. An elongated neck and head with a jaw-tack adds not only additional functionality, but also comic to the robotic character. Judging by the video presented, SpotMini easily adapts to living quarters: it goes up the stairs, runs around the rooms like a favorite pet, does funny exercises, dances, helps tenants with cleaning dishes and even brings the owner a beer, though he doesn’t give it up willingly – clearly visible concern for human health. SpotMini domesticated robot brings beer and dances SpotMini domesticated robot brings beer and dances SpotMini domesticated robot brings beer and dances SpotMini, together with the attached manipulator in the form of a neck, weighs 29 kg and can run on internal batteries for 90 minutes. The robot is devoid of hydraulics and some systems, which makes its operation quiet compared to previous Boston Dynamics models. In space, he is guided by a stereoscopic depth camera, a gyroscope, and sensors that determine the position of the limbs.

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