Robot Spotmini Can Open Door
The four–legged robot SpotMini developed by Boston Dynamics, which was completely updated in November last year, received a hand manipulator that allows it to perform many tasks, in particular, to open doors. Now employees in BD should be careful for the robot not to escape.
Boston Dynamics demonstrated its four–legged SpotMini for the first time in 2016. A fully electric robot with a height of 84 cm has a precise mechanics of animals. Moreover, it contains a lever with a five–degree manipulator. The latter receives signals from a set of sensors. It includes stereo cameras, IMU, as well as position and force sensors. Last time SpotMini showed how it was running along the open country with incredible agility as well as smooth movements. But the recent presentation gave even more horrible and exciting image of these machines‘ updated abilities.
One robot comes to the door, looks on it, and then waits for another robot to open it. The updated Spotmini easily stretches its “hand” to the door, open it, and politely holds it while the “comrade” enters the room. This video impressed a lot. The way they move and “behave” can not but frighten.