Boston Dynamics' dog-like SpotMini robots will go on sale in 2019

Boston Dynamics' dog-like SpotMini robots will go on sale in 2019

Boston Dynamics' dog-like SpotMini robots will go on sale in 2019

Boston Dynamics already has made 10 SpotMinis with plans to manufacture about 100 more for additional testing this year before going into mass production by the middle of next year, Raibert said.

Boston Dynamics' SpotMini was introduced late past year and took the design of the company's "bigger brother" quadruped Spot.

In addition to the video of Atlas, Boston Dynamics also put out this clip of SpotMini, its robot dog with five times the utility and none of the cuddiliness.

The one detail that many would likely be most interested in hasn't been revealed by Raibert as yet.

No word yet on when the robot will be available for purchase.

"The SpotMini robot is one that was motivated by thinking about what could go in an office in a space more accessible for business applications and then, the home eventually", Raibert said onstage. After almost three decades, Boston Dynamics will finally begin selling its robots, beginning with none other than the SpotMini. It can operate for about 90 minutes on a charge.

Just yesterday, Boston Dynamics posted a video of SpotMini in autonomous mode navigating with the curiosity of a flesh-and-blood animal. Although other robot products have been showcased by the company SpotMini appears to have been uniquely designed as a product from the start.

Techtonic shift Founded in 1992 by an extraordinary team of engineers and scientists, Boston Dynamics was acquired by SoftBank previous year. He said Boston Dynamics still hasn't figured out how to make money from Atlas yet. Atlas, for example, has the remarkable ability to perform a flawless backflip, though it's not always so steady on its feet.

The result? Spot aces it, including some particularly challenging stairs, and all while looking like a training video for the actual "Black Mirror" episode we mentioned above.

Updated on May 13: The SpotMini will go on sale in 2019.

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