Robots dogs tow cargo vanApril 22, 2019
The American engineering company Boston Dynamics has published a video with ten walking robots that are dragging a truck in the parking lot.
The American engineering company Boston Dynamics (part of Google Inc.) has published a video in which ten four-legged robots are dragging a medium-sized cargo van in the parking lot. Video posted on YouTube.
The release of the video was timed to the premiere of the “civilian” version of the walking robot SpotMini, whose mass production will begin in 2019. The device will be the first commercially available product of the company Boston Dynamics.
SpotMini is a smaller version of the BigDog combat robot, the development of which began in 2005. It was assumed that the device with adaptive control will be used by the army as an auxiliary machine in areas where conventional wheeled transport is not capable. Walking robot can carry more than 150 kg of cargo, climb up the hill with an inclination of up to 35 degrees, walk on the ice surface and maintain balance after side impacts.
In 2015, Boston Dynamics stopped working on the BigDog project due to the limited capabilities of the robot and too much noise. The successor of the device has become more compact, agile and quiet SpotMini.
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