Boston Dynamics, a US robotics company, unveiled a new version of a four-legged dog-like robot named Spot. The company had unveiled it on 2 February that has also been spotted dancing in a viral video. According to the official website, the new version comes with enhanced Wi-Fi, auto walk missions, and ethernet connection while docked. The robot provides an ultimate autonomous data capture and post-mission data download. It can powerup and carry up to 14 kg of inspection equipment and comes with easy-to-control features that allow the user to control the robot using tablet application via built-in stereo cameras, and comes with program repeatable autonomous missions to gather consistent data.
The robot can work around the clock. Apart from opening doors, bring your slippers and picking dirty laundry; spot can even plant flowers.
Making it truly autonomous, the robot’s self-charging capability allows it to perform routine or on-demand data collection in remote locations with no human interaction. It gets a built-in dock detection that allows Spot to return home to charge at the push of a button via the easy-to-use tablet interface or call of a program, without any other operator directions.
The company leverages upgraded hardware to improve further communications, safety, and behavior on remote sites for updates functionality.
According to the company, the general public will soon embrace robots to make life much more comfortable.
The future would see robots doing home delivery for food and daily essential functions at home.