Robo-dogs from the Black Mirror leave the laboratory (video)
27.09.2019 0 Comments
Boston Dynamics reports that its first major Spot robot is ready.
He can go where a person directs him, avoid obstacles and maintain balance in extreme circumstances. All these skills allow the robot to navigate well and go through an unknown area. Spot can also carry several hardware modules on the rear panel, which gives companies the opportunity to add some skills necessary for solving specific problems.
For example, if he checks for gas leaks, then a methane detector can be installed on the back-back panel. If you want to keep in touch with the robot at a considerable distance, you can connect the radio module. Spot is not afraid of water, so working in the rain is not a problem for him. You can describe his skills for a long time, it’s better to see for yourself what this kid is capable of.
Spot is still far from complete autonomy, despite the impression that develops after watching the video. In addition, he does not have interpretive intelligence, so it’s difficult to distinguish the door from the wall. That is why the world around the robot is rather meager, it consists mainly of obstacles, pivot points and pre-programmed routes.
For those who are scared to look at a sabak-like robot because of the very series of the famous Black Mirror series, Boston Dynamics is in a hurry to say that it is not interested in using Spot as a weapon, despite the military origin of the company.
“We don’t want Spot to do something that could harm people, we don’t even want to model such situations,” says Michael Perry, vice president of business development at Boston Dynamics.
Recall, it was previously reported that in the same company they created a robotic arm that can replace movers.
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