Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Money | By Wilma Wheeler

Boston Dynamics releases new video of running robot

Boston Dynamics releases new video of running robot

It is reported by the head of the organization mark Reibert on the information portal TechCrunch.

It may be mere coincidence that Boston Dynamics released its latest videos while government officials, industry executives and researchers gathered at the White House for a summit on artificial intelligence. The prototype is capable of running for around 90 minutes on a single charge, and is billed as being the most quiet robot in operation in the company's line-up.

Boston Dynamics also released a video (below) showing its SpotMini "robot dog" navigating a specified route through its office and lab facility.

"Getting some air, Atlas?" the Waltham-based robotics company titled the video.

In only a day, the video has racked up more than 900,000 page views, a testament to the powerful impression that Boston Dynamics's videos continually leave on viewers. Raibert did not say how much SpotMini would cost.

The second video features the company's Spotmini robot dog. Once the operator presses "go", the robot takes off unassisted.

"In a few years, that bot will move so fast you'll need a strobe light to see it", he wrote. And now, that same hauntingly humanoid robot can run across while navigating uneven terrain unaided and bounding over some of the trickiest obstacles, including a log. "Atlas' ability to balance while performing tasks allows it to work in a large volume while occupying only a small footprint".

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