For quite a while now, Boston Dynamics is at the leading edge of robotics. Recently, their innovative robot known as SpotMini has taken everything to the next level. This company, owned by Google, has not only manufactured humanoid robots but also a giant horse-sized robot in the past. However, this small 4-legged robot will become your new assistant in the house. Contrary to regular hydraulic pistons of Boston Dynamic to store up space in the smaller dog bot, electric motors have been used in SpotMini.
According to Gizmodo, this small robot is lightweight as compared to many dogs having a weight of 65 pounds with the articulated arm attached. SpotMini is ran by a large rechargeable battery and is capable of doing your household chores for 90 minutes non-stop before it needs more juice which is extraordinary for such a small robot. . This 4-legged friend can walk up stairs, recover from a fall, and even do your dishes.
As per The Verge, SpotMini uses its head or articulated arm to right itself and get back to work in case it falls. . It can also carry out that weird chicken thing where its whole body moves and its head stays spatially locked.
Lots of 4-legged robot dogs running around our homes doing our chores seems to be the foreseeable future of robotics. They might turn into workhorses of the future. However, the remarkable design capabilities of Boston Dynamics are revolutionizing the realm of robotics persistently.
The following video will give you an idea of what this robot is capable of doing: