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WATCH: ‘Robodog’ SpotMini holds door open like a gentleman for fellow robot

/ 01:26 PM February 13, 2018

The last time SpotMini came into focus, Boston Dynamics showed off its new sleeker yellow appearance. This time around, it’s the optional arm’s turn in the spotlight.

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SpotMini’s prototype version showed the arm could stay in place while the rest of the robot moved around. It is something that could come in handy to give humans a can of soda.

Boston Dynamics now demonstrates other uses for the arm’s flexibility by opening and holding a door open until someone or something else goes through.

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It’s a simple task that we humans may take for granted. However, for robots and their designers, it still proves to be a challenge.

So for its accomplishments, and chivalry, let’s give a “hand” to Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini.  /ra

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