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Boston Dynamics’ new bot is the perfect office pet

13 February 2018

The SpotMini is a nimble robot that can handle objects and climb stairs, perfect for use in offices, home and outdoors. It can even open doors!

SpotMini (Credit: Boston Dynamics)

SpotMini has four legs, weighs 25kg and is all-electric. It can run for about 90 minutes on a single charge, depending what tasks it is set. Boston Dynamics claim it’s the quietest robot it’s ever built.

SpotMini is a smaller version of Spot, its bigger brother. It has the capability to pick up and handle objects using 5° of freedom and intelligent perception sensors. The sensor package comprises of stereo and depth cameras, an IMU and position/force sensors in its limbs. They all help with navigation and mobile manipulation. 

Video courtesy of Boston Dynamics 

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