Robotics company Boston Dynamics has released countless videos which reveal just how far along it has come with its technological advancements since its early days. One of its more intriguing creations is the SpotMini robot which kind of looks like a dog. The videos it has released of the SpotMini have shown the robot navigating around an office on its own, opening a door for a second SpotMini robot, and even resisting interference by a human. The company has now announced that it’s going to start selling its SpotMini robot from next year.
Boston Dynamics President Marc Raibert has confirmed at a conference that the company will start selling the SpotMini robot from next year.
It has 10 prototypes of the four-legged robot right now and is planning to build 100 units this year. The company is going to work with its manufacturing partners to increase the production of the robot before it starts selling the SpotMini in 2019.
The one detail that many would likely be most interested in hasn’t been revealed by Raibert as yet. He didn’t say how much the SpotMini will cost. His talk did expand on the possible use cases for the robot which include security patrols and management of construction sites, then again, this isn’t a robot that’s meant to help you around the house.
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