Boston Dynamics' latest robotic dog is almost cute

By Shawn Knight ยท 5 replies
Nov 13, 2017
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  1. Boston Dynamics, well-known for making the Internet’s most terrifying robots, is back at it. On Monday, the robotics design firm shared a new version of the SpotMini robot it debuted in June 2016.

    The new SpotMini is decidedly less creepy than earlier bots for the simple fact that Boston Dynamics has outfitted it with a proper body, something Google was apparently averse to doing. Its movements are as lifelike as ever and it seems to be a bit quieter than earlier creations – no doubt good news for its new owner.

    Boston Dynamics, if you recall, was scooped up by SoftBank earlier this year for an undisclosed sum.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,989   +2,371

    They've finally muzzled it.
    Reehahs likes this.
  3. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,488   +525

    No it isn't
  4. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 414   +282

    Those dogs start to look like Combine Mini-Striders from Half Life 2.
    Half Life 3 confirmed... in real life!
    mcborge and amstech like this.
  5. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +1,287

    Ok, I think it is official that Shawn has robophobia. ;P
    mcborge likes this.
  6. Athlonite

    Athlonite TS Booster Posts: 114   +26

    Now if they could just get it to bite intruders I'd buy one in a heart beat

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