Introducing Your New Robot Dog

No, not that one. This one:

SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is one of the quietest robots we have ever built. It has a variety of sensors, including depth cameras, a solid state gyro (IMU) and proprioception sensors in the limbs. These sensors help with navigation and mobile manipulation. SpotMini performs some tasks autonomously, but often uses a human for high-level guidance. For more information about SpotMini visit our website at

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But can it fetch a beer from the fridge?

And remove the bottle cap, too?

By Brainstorms (not verified) on 25 Jun 2016 #permalink

Does it shoot laser beams out its nose?

By Obstreperous A… (not verified) on 25 Jun 2016 #permalink

No, Brainstorms; for that you need "The Proud Robot" as described by Lewis Padgett.

By Christopher Winter (not verified) on 25 Jun 2016 #permalink

As gaming spurred on the development of high-powered PC video cards... shall beer fetching spur the development of domestic robots.

By Brainstorms (not verified) on 26 Jun 2016 #permalink

Brainstorms read: Robot have no Tails. It is a story about an inventor, beer and a robot.

I seem to get around... More than even I realized!!

By Brainstorms (not verified) on 27 Jun 2016 #permalink