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Alphabet’s Boston Dynamics demonstrates a robot pet doing chores

In an attempt to make the SpotMini less terrifying, the company attached a set of googly eyes, making it look like a dinosaur.

tech Updated: Jun 27, 2016 16:21 IST
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In an attempt to make the SpotMini less terrifying, the company attached a set of googly eyes, making it look like a dinosaur.
In an attempt to make the SpotMini less terrifying, the company attached a set of googly eyes, making it look like a dinosaur.

Boston Dynamics, a subsidiary of Google’s parent Alphabet, released the video of a new robot, the SpotMini, which has a long, extendable claw coming off its back, reports Quartz. In an attempt to make the SpotMini less terrifying, the company attached a set of googly eyes, making it look like a dinosaur.

“SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 65 pounds. SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. Its is also 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,” said the company.

The pet robot can be seen operating a dishwasher besides performing other chores around the house. The robot also seems to have the ability to get back up on its feet after slipping on a banana peel and falling flat on the floor.