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Boston Dynamics robots can now hold the door


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#2

I want a SpotMini to guard my house :slight_smile:
It just needs to be a little quieter and have jaws !


#3

Boston Dynamics have come a long way from the original Big Dog.


#4

So if it can recognise its friends can it also choose not to hold the door for other people?

I will have to read the article later on.


#5

Obligatory

The thing that impresses me most about the robot in this article is how far they have come in a few years. I want one.


#6

I wonder if hotels are going to use this, imagine loading a couple bags on a spot and open the door if your hands are full


#7

these are probably cheaper…


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Props.

That probably took a lot of time a resources, but couldn’t they just put a ADA handicap push button that automatically opens the door and the robot could “bump” it’s head into to activate the door. Or a door sensor that recognizes when a less fortunate bot approaches and opens?

Hey less fortunate bots are still bots and should have equal opportunities and accessibility than better equipped bots. Oh, wait - I’m a little early on that part aren’t I?

Ps this give me hope that we are closing in a bot that will be capable of gently wiping my ass.


#10

all these advancements in technology yet we still wipe our own asses.


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it actually all ready does this. There was another video where a different robot dog called ANYmal looks around for QR codes that tell it what things are and how to use them. One was for a regular elevator button and it can use them fine. So not even big disability buttons are needed for it to use, though just as a matter of course they should be installed everywhere appropriate anyway.

Side note, this is the video from the people who run this project, I have no idea why they uploaded it at double speed.


#12

Anyone here that seen black mirror: metalhead will know the evil version of spotmini :slight_smile:

For those who dont plan to watch it a spoiler clip below.


#13

By far the worst episode of Black Mirror, but I also instantly thought of Boston Dynamics while I watched it.


#14

I still need to watch black mirror


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black mirror is so good