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Meet SpotMini, The Robot Best Friend You Never Knew You Wanted

Basically, it's a dog that has to be charged every now and then.

Neil C. BhavsarJune 23rd 2016

Boston Dynamics has done it yet again, but this time, their robots have come forth with a sense of humor.

Forget picking up after it, this little guy can even clean your dishes for you! The robotic assistant can be trained to do your chores, get you food, or even get you a cold drink (though it tends to spill a little). And the SpotMini’s antics can provide a sense of comedic relief whenever necessary.

Take a look for yourself:

It’s Boston Dynamic’s newest addition to its robotic lineup, the SpotMini. Weighing in at 55 pounds, with a battery that lasts for 90 minutes on a single charge, this is man’s robotic best friend.

But don’t get too excited just yet, Boston Dynamic does not plan on releasing the robot for public sales anytime soon.  The company is owned by Alphabet, a subsidiary of Google, and receives funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to produce products for the military—so we know most things will be a bit under wraps until they hit the consumer markets.

But hey, this just means we have more time to teach our dogs how to do the dishes until then.

 

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