Robot dogs are now scaling stairs, and they might show up in society next year

Robot dogs are now scaling stairs, and they might show up in society next year

May 14, 2018 Off By PetsRS

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The yellow robot dogs that so unsettled people in February by opening a door for one another can now easily walk up and down stairs on their own. 

Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert — who founded the robot company known for building machines that mimic real animal and human movements — said Friday at the TechCrunch Robotics Sessions conference at UC Berkeley that the robots, called SpotMini, will be ready for purchase in 2019.

While declining to offer a price on the 66-pound, relatively quiet, and uniquely agile robot dogs, Raibert did say that they’re designed to be deployed in commercial office building-like settings — and then eventually homes.  Read more…

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