New Clip Of 'Dog Robots' Has Got People Talking

The robots could be available soon.

Boston Dynamics is building the future of robots.

In a newly released video that has over two million views, a group of dog-looking robots is seen pulling a semi-truck up an incline. The video, which features 10 of Boston Dynamics four-legged robot named SpotMini, has caused a huge reaction online and opened the door for all sorts of applications the robots could be used for. 


"These Spot robots are coming off the production line now and will be available for a range of applications soon," the video caption says.

Commenters on the video had a range of reactions. Some viewers were impressed and others were creeped out. According to The Washington Post, a single SpotMini robot can only carry 31 pounds on its own. But in the video, working in tandem and marching in a synchronized fashion, the robots are capable of pulling a truck that appears to weight at least 10,000 pounds.

For years, Boston Dynamics has been releasing videos of its robots completing impressive feats. Videos of the robots opening doors, jumping over boxes or running through the woods have made people wonder at all the ways robots could be used in the future. Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert has indicated that the SpotMini could be used for delivery, security, or even home assistance, The Washington Post reported

"This robot will be available next year," he said at a conference last year. "We've built 10 by hand, we're building 100 with manufacturers at the end of this year, and in the middle of 2019, we're going to begin production at the rate of about 1,000 a year."


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