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The end is nigh, doors can no longer stop robots

Thu, 22nd Feb 2018
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BostonDynamics continues to engineer the end of the world with their robotic creations.

The SpotMini is a small four-legged robot that comfortably fits in an office or home. 

It weighs 25 kg (30 kg if you include the arm).

SpotMini is all-electric and can go for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing.

This robot inherits all of the mobility of its bigger brother, Spot, while adding the ability to pick up and handle objects using its 5 degree-of-freedom arm and beefed up perception sensors.

The sensor suite includes stereo cameras, depth cameras, an IMU, and position/force sensors in the limbs. 

These sensors help with navigation and mobile manipulation.

To top all of this off it can now officially open doors.

This means humanity's greatest defence against the robot uprising is now all but void.

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