September 26, 2019
The Boston Robotics robo-dog spot is now available to lease as the firm irons out some minor glitches to prove it can open doors and be useful in a workplace.
Doubters previously said of the viral footage which showed the quadraped opening doors by itself that it would never work in the ‘real world’.
Further advancements and improvements have silenced these cynics and the Massachusetts-based firm is now renting it to a some people for ‘the price of a car’.
After unveiling its dog-like robot, Spot, two years ago the firm is ready to start leasing the mechanical beast to businesses.
They are so far ahead of the curve, developers claim, that its exact uses will take time to be fully unpicked.
But they could be used in factories, for security purposes and even in the Cirque de Soleil, the firm says.
Spot is just under three feet tall and has 3D vision, as well as 17 joints to help it move nimbly.
This article was posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 3:27 am