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SpotMini Robot Dog Gets Major Makeover
By Steve Crowe · 14 November, 2017 • Boston Dynamics introduced a new version of its SpotMini robot dog. The new SpotMini has a whole new look, ditched the manipulator robot arm and added 3D vision cameras for obstacle avoidance.
Why Softbank Bought Boston Dynamics
By Tim Hornyak · 9 June, 2017 • Softbank, already investing billions into AI and robotics, adds to its an impressive robotics portfolio with the acquisitions of Boston Dynamics and SCHAFT.
Spot Robot Preps for New Testing by Marines
By RT Staff · 5 April, 2017 • The US Marine Corps will this fall start developmental testing of Boston Dynamics Spot quadruped robot, hoping for a limited technical assessment in 2018. The ultimate goal is for robots to help Marines in the field, whether with patrolling, reconnaissance or other ground tactics. And it seems the Marine Corps has decided four-legged robots is the way to go.
Boston Dynamics Handle Robot Carries 100 Lbs, Conquers Stairs
By Steve Crowe · 27 February, 2017 • Boston Dynamics has officially unveiled Handle, a research robot that combines the efficiency of wheels with the versatility of legs.
Boston Dynamics Handle: A 2-Wheeled, “Nightmare-Inducing” Robot
By Steve Crowe · 31 January, 2017 • Boston Dynamics debuted a new two-wheeled robot called Handle that can jump over obstacles, self-balance and eventually move objects around.
SpotMini Wants to be a Robot Delivery Dog
By Steve Crowe · 9 December, 2016 • Boston Dynamics sees home delivery as a practical application for its SpotMini robot dog. But Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert says SpotMini needs to be cheaper to build before it will be sent on any job interviews.
Watch ATLAS Humanoid Robot Walk Over Partial Footholds
By Steve Crowe · 2 December, 2016 • A new balancing algorithm created by the Institute For Human And Machine Cognition allows Boston Dynamics ATLAS humanoid robot to walk over partial footholds.
SpotMini Robot Dog Loves to Do the Dishes
By Steve Crowe · 24 June, 2016 • The SpotMini robot from Boston Dynamics can run up stairs, load the dishwasher, throw away trash, and fetch you a drink.
Evolution of Quadruped Robots: Walking Truck vs. BigDog
By Jeremy S. Cook · 12 May, 2016 • Nearly 40 years after it was built, GE's Walking Truck quadruped robot was a major inspiration for Boston Dynamics' Big Dog robot. Here's a comparison of Walking Truck and Big Dog, what's changed and what still needs improvement.
Next Gen ATLAS Robot from Boston Dynamics is Incredible
By Steve Crowe · 23 February, 2016 • Boston Dynamics' next generation ATLAS robot is tether-free, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings, and has incredible balance.
Watch Google’s Terrifying Atlas Humanoid Run in the Woods
By Steve Crowe · 18 August, 2015 • Atlas, a 6-foot, 2-inch humanoid robot from Google-owned Boston Dynamics, has drastically improved its walking ability since the DRC Finals. Watch it run through the woods and traverse rough terrain.
Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot weighs 330 pounds and can balance on one leg
By RT Staff · 1 November, 2014 • Atlas is back. While the robot itself may be from Google-owned Boston Dynamics, the balance algorithm is from IHMC (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition) who's worked with the robotics company to get the six foot two biped walking better. IHMC has a strong track record in DARPA's Robotics Challenge, coming first in computer simulations and second in real-life field trials.

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