Here’s a first look at Spot from Boston Dynamics, a 160-pound, electrically-powered robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It has a sensor head that helps it navigate rough terrain and is capable of balancing itself after being kicked or pushed. Boston Dynamics’ founder, Marc Raibert says: “We’re still doing the same kind of work, working on dynamic robots that can operate in a variety of circumstances.” Continue reading for a video and more information.
“Spot is electrically powered, which allows it to operate indoors – its bigger siblings BigDog and LS3 run on gas-powered engines. As Boston Dynamics’ video illustrates, Spot can run at a jogging pace, climb stairs, walk off-road, and maintain balance when kicked by its uncharitable human overseers,” says Laughing Squid.