They’re a search giant, a modular phone manufacturer, they brought you Android, Project Loon and want to take us into Space. What on earth more could Google do? You’d be surprised!
Google recently unveiled their newest robot, Spot, manufactured by Boston Dynamics (Owned by Google). The robot, looking like a dog straight out of Star Wars, uses the latest technology in the fields of censors, self awareness, natural movement and balance to make it one of the best robots in the market. Spot demonstrates how versatile it is on all terrains, and how it can sustain heavy blows all while regaining its balance in the blink of an eye. Watching Spot in action feels somewhat weird, apocalyptical even, given the recent talks about AI and robots taking over the world and exterminating humanity, at least according to Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates.
Adorable? Terrifying? Here is what Boston Dynamics has to say about their latest baby:
Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs.
When it comes to applications, the sky is the limit. From using Spot as a military companion for foot soldiers, to guiding blind people around or even sending the lovely dog to space, you can let your imagination loose!
Check the video intro of Spot:
Photo Credit: Boston Dynamics