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Introducing Spot, a new smaller 4-legged robot from Boston Dynamics

February 9, 2015

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Boston Dynamics just released a video of a new four legged robot named “Spot”.  It is an evolution along the lines of their previous four-legged robots like BigDog and Wildcat, but this one is much smaller and lighter (160lbs / 72.5kg). As usual not many details are known, but Spot is electrically powered (others had an internal combustion engine onboard) and has a prominent rotating LIDAR on top.

Spot can perform the usual Boston Dynamics trick: it can withstand a kick without tipping over in an eerie life-like manner; and it can also move slowly and accurately indoors while being able to run faster if necessary.

You can watch the video below and you can read other Boston Dynamics articles here.

Ioannis K. Erripis joined the ROBOTS association in early 2011 as a news reporter and now leads all technical aspects of the Robohub project, including website design, implementation and branding... read more


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