Terrifying robo & # 39; s now traveling in PACKS: Boston Dynamics releases images of 10 bots working together to transport a truck
- Shocking new video shows the Spotpower robot dogs transporting a huge truck
- Boston Dynamics said 10 robots dragged the truck up over a parking space
- Firma is now rolling the robo dogs off the production line to be sold later this year
The Boston Dynamics robots can do more than just walk, jump and kick stairs.
In a new video, the company demonstrated how powerful his Spotpower robot dogs have become, as a package of them shows that they are pulling a truck across a parking lot.
All that is needed is that 10 of the advanced robots tow a vehicle that is in neutral gear.
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Boston Dynamics noted that the robots could pull the truck up a slope of about 1 degree, but it does not say what the distance was or the duration of the pull.
That being said, this still means a remarkable achievement for the robot dogs, which were first introduced in 2017 as a four-legged, manoeuvrable robot.
Boston Dynamics noted that its robot dogs are so advanced that they are now being rolled off the production line.
& # 39; These Spot robots are now coming off the production line and will soon be available for a range of applications & # 39 ;, said Boston Dynamics.
The company has not specified how the Spotpower will be used, but earlier suggestions include deployment in warehouses, emergency situations or even safety purposes.
It is also unclear what the robots will be priced or when they will be launched.
The company said the robots could drag the truck up almost a degree, adding that the robot dogs are so advanced that they are now being rolled off the production line
Boston Dynamics not only said how the Spotpower will be deployed, but earlier suggestions include deployment in warehouses, disaster relief situations or security purposes
It is because Boston Dynamics has said it hopes to have the Spotpower available for purchase sometime this year.
A video shared by the company last October showed that the robot was being used in the workplace.
In it, the company said that Spot navigated autonomously at two construction sites in Tokyo and used a & # 39; specialized payload to measure the progress of the work & # 39 ;.
Spot is just under three feet long and has 3D vision, as well as 17 joints for agile movement.
Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert said earlier this year that he hopes that Spot can be used in a variety of industries, including construction, delivery, security and home assistance.
Boston Dynamics showed SpotMini, the most advanced robot dog ever made, for the first time in a video posted in November 2017. It has a camera in the claw hand to inspect things
Raibert also denied the beliefs of skeptics that the robots of his company would one day be used to kill – and stressed that they are likely to assume the role of servant in the future.
& # 39; We are thinking about that, but that also applies to cars, planes, computers, lasers, & # 39; said Raibert.
& # 39; Every technology you can imagine has several ways to use it. If there is a scary part, it's just that people are scary. I don't think the robots are just scary. & # 39;
WHAT IS BOSTON DYNAMICS & # 39; SPOT MINI ROBO DOG?
Boston Dynamics showed SpotMini, the most advanced robot dog ever made, for the first time in a video posted in November 2017.
The company, best known for Atlas, has its 5 foot 9 (1.7 meter) humanoid robot, has a new & # 39; lightweight & # 39; version of his robot Spot Mini revealed.
The robot dog was shown trotting around a garden, with the promise that more information will come from the notoriously secret company & # 39; coming soon & # 39 ;.
& # 39; SpotMini is a small four-legged robot that fits comfortably in an office or home & # 39 ;, the company says on its website.
It weighs 25 kg (55 lb) or 30 kg (66 lb) when you place the robot arm.
SpotMini is fully electric and can charge for about 90 minutes in a row, depending on what it does, the company proudly says, "SpotMini is the quietest robot we've built."
SpotMini was first unveiled in 2016, and an earlier version of the mini version of a spot with a strange extendable neck has been shown to help with the house.
In the previous video of the company, the robot is shown to walk outside the company's headquarters and to what appears to be a home.
There it helps with loading a dishwasher and carries a can to the trash can.
It also comes across a fallen banana peel and falls dramatically – but uses the extendable neck to push itself up.
& # 39; SpotMini is one of the quietest robots we have ever built, the company says because of the electric motors.
& # 39; It has a variety of sensors including depth camera & # 39; s, a solid state gyro (IMU) and proprioception sensors in the limbs.
& # 39; These sensors help with navigation and mobile manipulation.
& # 39; SpotMini performs some tasks autonomously, but often uses a person for high-level guidance. & # 39;