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Boston Dynamics is all set to begin selling quadruped robot, SpotMini by next year. The company co-founder and President Marc Raibert demonstrated SpotMini’s abilities and utility at the TechCrunch Robotics Conference, this Friday. SpotMini is the quietest mechanical structure ever invented by the company. It inherits the design of its bigger brother, Spot except for size and an additional arm. The dog-like robot is a small 0.84m sized machine which operates for 90 minutes on a single charge. The mini Boston Dynamics robot can grasp ...
SoftBank owned robotics firm Boston Dynamics recently released two new videos showing off what their robots can do.  The video posted on YouTube shows Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot Atlas running across different types of terrain, from open land to gentle slopes – and nothing can slow him down. (Somebody needs to introduce Atlas to Netflix, so he would skip running for a few hours on the platform like I do. Seriously!) Jokes apart, the bipedal robot does a pretty good job of running through the yard and leaping over logs. This isn’t...
One comes across the mention of SoftBank quite often whenever there is news regarding business acquisitions. It is a common feature for the organization to acquire AI startups. And the latest news simply adds two more such companies to its collection of robotics. In the past two years, we have witnessed numerous takeovers by SoftBank which itself shows the company’s interest in expanding itself. The Japanese firm gave out the news about SoftBank buying Boston Dynamics on Friday. If market reports are to be believed, this latest acquis...