Paw patrol! The images show the robot dog of Boston Dynamics, herding sheep on a farm in New Zealand
Paw patrol! The images show the robot dog of Boston Dynamics, spotting sheep on a farm in New Zealand
- Spot collected the unruly farm animals with the help of two sheepdogs
- Robot can reach speeds of up to 3 mph and costs less than £ 30,000 to lease
- Video also shows the robot marching through an orchard and navigating a slope
This is when a robot dog tries its metal paws to herd unruly sheep on a New Zealand farm.
Spot collected the animals before they were pushed through the field, with the help of two organic sheepdogs.
Developed by Boston Dynamics, it can hit speeds of up to 3 mph and costs less than a car, which costs an average of £ 30,000 to lease, according to reports.
It has been heralded as the future of agriculture.
Spot collected the sheep in New Zealand with the help of two sheepdogs (shown above)
The robot helped the dogs keep the sheep together. It seemed that they were preparing to move them between fields
The clip, which could take a look at the future of animal husbandry, also shows the robot marching through an orchard, along a road and making its way through a grassy verge.
“Using autonomous robots in agriculture increases the efficiency of food production,” said Rocos, who published the clip.
“Robots, such as Spot from Boston Dynamics, increase the accuracy of yield estimates, ease pressure on shortages of workers, and create precision in agriculture.”
The video has been viewed over 103,000 times since its release.
Spot runs 90 minutes before a battery needs to be replaced, is protected from rain, and can withstand temperatures from -20C to 45C, according to the Boston Dynamics website.
The video also showed the robot marching through an orchard, making its way along a grassy roadside
It costs less than a car to lease, which costs around £ 30,000 on average, and has a top speed of 3mph
The machine, which is also offered for work on construction sites, in mines and in healthcare, can carry up to two stones.
And in a recent announcement, Boston Dynamics said it can be managed from anywhere due to their partnership with the cloud-based software platform Rocos.
It can be purchased under lease through an ‘early adopter program’ that costs less than a new car, it reports Spectrum.org.
“Our general guideline is that the total cost of the early adopter program will be less than the price of a car, but how beautiful a car will be depends on the number of spots rented and how long the customer will lease the robot.” , he said the company’s company developer, Michael Perry.
Spotlight robot from Boston Dynamics
Battery life: 90 minutes
Top speed: 3 mph
Protected from rain?: Yes
Temperature tolerance: -20C to 45C
Where work?: Farms, construction sites, mines, healthcare, public safety and more
Weight it can carry: maximum two stones
Cost: Less than £ 30,000
Added functions: Can have robotic arms and can be controlled from anywhere.
Sheepdog and puppy together in Scotland
Battery life: Years, if fed
Top speed: Up to 30 mph
Protected from rain?: Yes
Temperature tolerance: Similar to people
Where work?: Herding animals on a farm, especially sheep
Weight it can carry: Unknown
Cost: About £ 1,400 for a starter dog
Added functions: Love and affection towards the owner and other people. Must be trained.