Just like the Jetson’s dog Astro, Boston Dynamics has introduced the new SpotMini, a fully functional autonomous robotic dog
(INTELLIHUB) — Meet the new SpotMini, a fully functional autonomous robotic dog.
“SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is one of the quietest robots we have ever built. It has a variety of sensors, including depth cameras, a solid state gyro (IMU) and proprioception sensors in the limbs. These sensors help with navigation and mobile manipulation. SpotMini performs some tasks autonomously, but often uses a human for high-level guidance,” reads the video’s description.
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