Boston Dynamics is once again killing it on the robot front.
Boston Dynamics is the progeny of Google parent Alphabet – making it Google’s brother? Anyway, the company has been known for impressive feats in robotics, including – among others – BigDog, a quadruped designed for the U.S. military.
Well, there’s another dog in the Boston Dynamics litter. Meet SpotMini, a more consumer oriented bot that Gizmodo is calling a cross between a golden retriever and a baby giraffe. SpotMini weighs in at around 65 lbs. and uses electric motors to move around. On a full charge, you have 90 minutes of get up and go, depending on what chores you have it doing.
That’s right – Spot Mini can be taught to perform countless tasks like fetching you a snack or loading the dishwasher.
Yeah, my dog is just like this.
Oh wait, he’s never so much as lifted a paw to once help me with the dishes. Thanks a lot, Omar.
And once the house is in tip top shape, you and Spot Mini can blow off a little steam by getting your groove on. If you get thirsty dancing, who better else to "beer" you?