Boston Dynamics' Robot Dogs Display Terrifying Strength By Pulling A Truck Uphill

Cornelia Mascio
Aprile 17, 2019

Since 2016, Boston Dynamics has been working on a nimble little robot called SpotMini.

A pack of dog-like robots pulling a truck along a road has social media blowing up as people freak out over the impressive, yet unnerving, display of mechanical strength.

The SpotMinis are expected to be used for commercial purposes, so it will probably be a while before we see them hunting down humans in the style of Black Mirror's "Metalhead" episode. It can even climb stairs! In a newly released video, you can see 10 Spotpower bots - a beefed-up variant of Spotmini - teaming up to pull a truck across the road (with 1-degree inclination) easily.

Boston Dynamics, a company whose main export appears to be unsettling videos of its robotic creations, has offered up one possible answer.

So why did Boston Dynamics carry out this demonstration?

In related news, the SpotMini is now moving off the production line and will be available for "a range of applications soon". In other words, mass production is happening and these robots are going to be sold in large quantities.

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