The new SpotMini, the dog robot from Boston Dynamics has redone the look.
Future of Robots
After the robot of the ETH Zurich, able to take the elevator by itself, here is another automaton that paws with agility on four limbs: this time Boston Dynamics, a company already famous for its mechanical creatures, has created it.
The robot is called SpotMini and is a cooler reinterpretation of the dog-robot unveiled to the public a few months ago. Below is the very short presentation trailer posted on YouTube:
Founded in the early 1990s by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology rib, Boston Dynamics was acquired in 2013 by Google (later Alphabet), which sold it to the Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank last summer. Among the main reasons why Mountain View freed themselves of the robotic startup, there would be the lack of an immediate commercial outlet and the not very reassuring aspect of the automata, far away light years, for example, from the nice and cuddly machines seen to the last Ces edition.