Tech & Science Eerily lifelike robot dog opens door for friends - and it's a bit scary

19:56  14 february  2018
19:56  14 february  2018 Source:   MSN

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  Boston Dynamics' robots are the politest 'pets' you'll meet We hope you weren't planning on sleeping tonight. Boston Dynamics has posted a video showing that its SpotMini robot can hold the door open for its fellow automatons. If you're a tad more trusting, this is good news. Robots have typically only had limited cooperation with each other, and this hints at more advanced team-ups where robots can supplement each others' abilities and accomplish more than they would by themselves. That could be helpful for search and rescue missions, or any situation where it would be impractical to equip every robot with the same features. It's a positive move -- so long as the robots remain friendly.

Robotics design firm Boston Dynamics has shown off its advanced technology in a chilling new video. The clip, posted to YouTube, shows off a new feature on its dog - like robot , SpotMini. It then holds the door open for its friend to enter.

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Robotics design firm Boston Dynamics has shown off its advanced technology in a chilling new video.

The clip, posted to YouTube, shows off a new feature on its dog-like robot, SpotMini.

One yellow dogbot approaches the door - only to be stumped by the closed door.

Fortunately, it has a friend. Another yellow SpotMini marches up and uses a claw mount on its head to reach out and open the handle. It then holds the door open for its friend to enter.

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