By 21 February 2018 | Categories: news


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In the Terminator films, it was Skynet that brought about the robot revolution. Will Boston Dynamics be our downfall? Probably not, but the latest robot from the engineering company has been shown to be singular in purpose, which is both impressive and concerning.

The SpotMini as it is being called, recently showcased its ability to open doors, thanks to a clever robotic arm placed where one would assume a head to be. Now, a new video from Boston Dynamics illustrates the 'robustness' of the SpotMini, as a man tries to stop it from opening a door.

Needless to say, the man fails. With Boston Dynamics building robots capable of running, jumping and now entering anywhere they wish, it should be interesting to see what else they come up with.

Hit play on the videos below to see what the SpotMini can do.


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