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Robotic Dog Housebot designed to take care of the housework goes one step closer to reality with the new SpotMini


Google's holding company, Alphabet, has a new robot dog from its Atlas-manufacturing Boston Dynamics subsidiary able to clean up after its human masters.

SpotMini is the quietest and smallest Boston Dynamics robot yet, designed to navigate the confines of a house and under tables and shimmy objects with its articulated arm.

Most of Boston Dynamics' other robots, including the humanoid Atlas and large L3 packhorse, were bulky, dirty, and noisy for operation outdoors and on variable terrain.

The new little robot dog takes the design of the spot and shrinks, adding a new articulating arm on its back, lifting and holding objects as fragile as glass. It weighs 29.5 kg (65 kg) with its arm attached and has a duration 90 minutes between charges.

SpotMini can also take stairs and navigate through various obstacles like chairs, pick yourself up when it slips on a banana peel and pass you a can of drink, even if there is fighting to let go.

For years house bots have been the stuff of science fiction, but now they're starting to become a possibility. SpotMini is the closest anyone has is a robot that is physically helpful around the house.

Dreaming of a Google robot, but possibly premature as Alphabet is reportedly trying to sell Boston Dynamics after the U.S. military rejected its robots.

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