November 1, 2017
A four-legged, canine-like robot has been introduced to the mass market by a robotics company in China.
Unitree Robotics said the initial price for their scary-looking ‘Laikago’ would be around $25,000 (£18,900), but it’s set to drop in the future.
Previously, US-based Boston Dynamics had developed two dog-like robots, called ‘Big Dog’ and ‘Spot’, but this is the first time such technology has been made available to the general public, according to the creator of ‘Laikago’.
Unitree Robotics unveiled the company’s ‘Laikago’, or ‘Laika Dog’, on October 16 after having spent one year creating the machine.
The small firm is led by 27-year-old Wang Xingxing, who has had a great interest in robots since childhood.
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10:34 am