Googles robotic dog

Googles robotic dog

Googles robotic dog

A new robot from Google-owned Boston Dynamics loads a dishwasher and brings a man on a couch a drink.

Googles robotic dog

Google-owned Boston Dynamics released a YouTube video of its latest Googles robotic dog endeavor Thursday, and the four-legged, 160 pound, mechanical canine is both borderline adorable and borderline terrifying.

One of Google’s robots is officially housebroken.

Boston Dynamics, the Google-owned robotics company, has released viral video for years. But the robots have almost always performed their feats outdoors or in a laboratory. In a new video released Thursday, Boston Dynamics presented SpotMini, which safely performed a variety of tasks around a home.

SpotMini walked under a dining room table, brought a man on a couch a drink, climbed stairs and loaded a glass into a dishwasher.

And unlike most Boston Dynamics robots, SpotMini is electric, rather than relying on hydraulics, which makes it suited for the home.

“You wouldn’t want to drip hydraulic oil on your carpet,” said Jerry Pratt, a senior research scientist at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition.

 

Source: SpotMini from Google-owned Boston Dynamics does the dishes – Jun. 23, 2016