In a recent video released by Boston Dynamics, Atlas, the world's most dynamic humanoid is seen ambling across a patchy outdoor terrain showcasing his ability to maintain balance while walking at a brisk pace.More news: Trial delayed in Giants, Eli Manning fraud case
The creators of the SpotMini - the four-legged (and zero-headed) robot that is gaining global fame for its increasingly sophisticated skills - are ready to make them commercially available.
In this instance, SpotMini uses cameras to autonomously navigate through an office and lab facility, including walking up and down stairs and navigate obstacles. The robot weighs about 66 pounds and can run for about 90 minutes on a charge.
"The SpotMini robot ... is one that was motivated by thinking about something that could go in an office-in a more accessible place for business applications".More news: United States adds head of Iran's central bank to terrorist list, imposes sanctions
There is no word yet on pricing. The robot has also mastered the two-footed jump over a moderate obstacle, although it appears that climbing a tree will still help you evade the robots.
Founded in 1992, Boston Dynamics rarely reveals its plans except by posting YouTube videos that have impressed and terrified people. Atlas, for example, has the remarkable ability to perform a flawless backflip, though it's not always so steady on its feet.
He also mentioned the possibility of building robots to help with construction projects, though he didn't provide any further details about that ambition on Friday.More news: "Rage 2" Video Game Trailer Highlights Savage Action & Brutal Villains
Updated on May 13: The SpotMini will go on sale in 2019.
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