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Boston Dynamics Says It Can Build 1,000 Robot Dogs a Year By Mid-2019

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posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 08:56 AM
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Boston DYnamics is poised to mass produce its robot dog called the Spot Mini. At approximately two feet, nine inches tall. It weighs “around 66 pounds” and has an hour and a half battery life. This robot dog can also open doors and aid in a multitude of tasks including: emergency aid/ rescue, delivery of products, warehouse assistance, and so on.



Boston Dynamics, maker of uncannily agile robots, is poised to bring its first commercial product to market — a small, dog-like robot called the SpotMini. The launch was announced in May, and founder Marc Raibert recently said that by July of next year, Boston Dynamics will be producing the SpotMini at the rate of around 1,000 units per year.

The broader goal, as reported by Inverse, is to create a flexible platform for a variety of applications. According to Raibert, SpotMini is currently being tested for use in construction, delivery, security, and home assistance applications.



At 3 feet high and around 55 pounds, the SpotMini can go where larger robots can’t. Its optional snake-like arm, which attaches where a real dog’s head would be, even lets SpotMini do things like open doors. That trick is reminiscent of a certain pair of dextrous velociraptors — and upping the eeriness factor even further, a SpotMini with its arm folded bears an entirely unwelcome resemblance to the bloodthirsty “Dog Alien” Xenomorph from Alien 3.


So, what does ATS think? Is a utopian future upon us or is a terminator type situation upon us which will be led by our robot dog overlords? Thoughts?

www.yahoo.com...




posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

I’ll take a puppy.... with lasers for eyes.



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 09:02 AM
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The cops will only shoot the thing....thinking it's a dog!



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 09:04 AM
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originally posted by: lostbook
Boston DYnamics is poised to mass produce its robot dog called the Spot Mini. At approximately two feet, nine inches tall. It weighs “around 66 pounds” and has an hour and a half battery life. This robot dog can also open doors and aid in a multitude of tasks including: emergency aid/ rescue, delivery of products, warehouse assistance, and so on.



Boston Dynamics, maker of uncannily agile robots, is poised to bring its first commercial product to market — a small, dog-like robot called the SpotMini. The launch was announced in May, and founder Marc Raibert recently said that by July of next year, Boston Dynamics will be producing the SpotMini at the rate of around 1,000 units per year.

The broader goal, as reported by Inverse, is to create a flexible platform for a variety of applications. According to Raibert, SpotMini is currently being tested for use in construction, delivery, security, and home assistance applications.



At 3 feet high and around 55 pounds, the SpotMini can go where larger robots can’t. Its optional snake-like arm, which attaches where a real dog’s head would be, even lets SpotMini do things like open doors. That trick is reminiscent of a certain pair of dextrous velociraptors — and upping the eeriness factor even further, a SpotMini with its arm folded bears an entirely unwelcome resemblance to the bloodthirsty “Dog Alien” Xenomorph from Alien 3.


So, what does ATS think? Is a utopian future upon us or is a terminator type situation upon us which will be led by our robot dog overlords? Thoughts?

www.yahoo.com...






I want mine with the upgraded home security system......night vision , laser guided electric .308 machine gun.....just for my personal protection , of course!



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 09:06 AM
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I'm going to go all "retro" and stay with actual dogs thank you very much!


Oh, to add; We're doomed! Ahhhhhhhhh. . . . . .!



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 09:09 AM
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Found this on youtube, it includes other designs as well.



Maybe I've watched too many movies, but these things can be programmed for other things...not so nice things.



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: Night Star


Imagine someone "hacking" your dog!







posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 09:16 AM
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I hope walter bishop isn’t involved in this



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 09:28 AM
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It sure doesn't look cuddly.
They should make some soft gentle ones as alarm clocks.....


Its optional snake-like arm, which attaches where a real dog’s head would be


Go-go-gadget dog. Kind of creepy....



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 09:51 AM
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handle is better than a little bitch ass dog




posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 09:56 AM
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Little more than a novelty item really.

It's size weight and runtime versus it's likely high price make this thing pretty much pointless.
At the very least it won't be a very common item I don't think. Not yet anyway.

How exactly will it deliver packages if it only runs for an hour and a half?
Might be handy for running items across a large facility or something but it won't be delivering Amazon packages across town.

I think this is great but our tech just isn't "there" yet to make this a common household item yet.



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 10:22 AM
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I wonder if this type of machine will turn into a personal companion of sorts. Something that fallows you around with all types of wireless links to the internet, to your bluetooth devices and physical data storage. It will take off of our favorite electrical devices and combine them into basically a servant, following us around. Then as our programming techniques improve, it will start to take on personalities evolving from an infant up to maybe a teenager. We will never be bored again. It will interact and feed us through our optical or even full sensory inputs.

Will this further reduce human interaction and the need for socialization? Oh, woe is us.



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 10:23 AM
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Think I will wait until it looks like an actual dog.

I'm aesthetically stingy.


edit on 22-7-2018 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 10:23 AM
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originally posted by: conspiracytheoristIAM

originally posted by: lostbook
Boston DYnamics is poised to mass produce its robot dog called the Spot Mini. At approximately two feet, nine inches tall. It weighs “around 66 pounds” and has an hour and a half battery life. This robot dog can also open doors and aid in a multitude of tasks including: emergency aid/ rescue, delivery of products, warehouse assistance, and so on.



Boston Dynamics, maker of uncannily agile robots, is poised to bring its first commercial product to market — a small, dog-like robot called the SpotMini. The launch was announced in May, and founder Marc Raibert recently said that by July of next year, Boston Dynamics will be producing the SpotMini at the rate of around 1,000 units per year.

The broader goal, as reported by Inverse, is to create a flexible platform for a variety of applications. According to Raibert, SpotMini is currently being tested for use in construction, delivery, security, and home assistance applications.



At 3 feet high and around 55 pounds, the SpotMini can go where larger robots can’t. Its optional snake-like arm, which attaches where a real dog’s head would be, even lets SpotMini do things like open doors. That trick is reminiscent of a certain pair of dextrous velociraptors — and upping the eeriness factor even further, a SpotMini with its arm folded bears an entirely unwelcome resemblance to the bloodthirsty “Dog Alien” Xenomorph from Alien 3.


So, what does ATS think? Is a utopian future upon us or is a terminator type situation upon us which will be led by our robot dog overlords? Thoughts?

www.yahoo.com...






I want mine with the upgraded home security system......night vision , laser guided electric .308 machine gun.....just for my personal protection , of course!
Like our forefathers intended. You sir are a patriot.



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 10:24 AM
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hour and a half battery life


It is such a mind # to live in a world were people can build a robot dog to open doors for you but they can't create a better battery.



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 10:24 AM
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Although increase the battery life, and makes a kick ass protest buster.




posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
Although increase the battery life, and makes a kick ass protest buster.



Wow! Whose side are you on? You enthusiastically cheer for the creation of cold emotionless robotic attack dogs to disperse protesters which we as Americans have a right to do. Your appeal to authoritarianism seems a bit boot licky.
edit on 22-7-2018 by RainbowPhoenix because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: lostbook
Boston DYnamics is poised to mass produce its robot dog called the Spot Mini. At approximately two feet, nine inches tall. It weighs “around 66 pounds” and has an hour and a half battery life. This robot dog can also open doors and aid in a multitude of tasks including: emergency aid/ rescue, delivery of products, warehouse assistance, and so on.



Boston Dynamics, maker of uncannily agile robots, is poised to bring its first commercial product to market — a small, dog-like robot called the SpotMini. The launch was announced in May, and founder Marc Raibert recently said that by July of next year, Boston Dynamics will be producing the SpotMini at the rate of around 1,000 units per year.

The broader goal, as reported by Inverse, is to create a flexible platform for a variety of applications. According to Raibert, SpotMini is currently being tested for use in construction, delivery, security, and home assistance applications.



At 3 feet high and around 55 pounds, the SpotMini can go where larger robots can’t. Its optional snake-like arm, which attaches where a real dog’s head would be, even lets SpotMini do things like open doors. That trick is reminiscent of a certain pair of dextrous velociraptors — and upping the eeriness factor even further, a SpotMini with its arm folded bears an entirely unwelcome resemblance to the bloodthirsty “Dog Alien” Xenomorph from Alien 3.


So, what does ATS think? Is a utopian future upon us or is a terminator type situation upon us which will be led by our robot dog overlords? Thoughts?

www.yahoo.com...


The first thing I thought was it could be the future of service animals. I myself am starting the process of getting a service dog, and let me tell you - it is a long daunting process. However I do believe I'd rather have a living pupper as opposed to a robotic one. Much more reliable in my not-so-robotic-inclined opinion.



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix



Reboot sarcasm detector.



posted on Jul, 22 2018 @ 05:43 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star
Maybe I've watched too many movies, but these things can be programmed for other things...not so nice things.


Check out the relentless killer robot dogs on the British series ‘Black Mirror - Metalheads’, which is available on Netlix.

linky

Unfortunately the trailer doesn’t show much.

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