We’ve seen a number of beastly abominations of robot creatures from Boston Dynamics over the years but its latest version is probably its most refined and least scary-looking to date.
Meet SpotMini, an electric-powered robot dog which looks more like a cross between a golden retriever and Bumblebee.
On the company’s website, what appears to be an earlier version of SpotMini is featured, with a robotic head attached to its body, describing it as a “nimble robot that handles objects, climbs stairs, and will operate in offices, homes and outdoors.”
Sounds pretty much like the family dog, doesn’t it?
Boston Dynamics posted a 24-second trailer on YouTube on Nov 13 showing the new SpotMini bouncing away on all fours outdoors before stopping to look down at the camera for a moment before scampering off behind a wall.
The clip simply ends with the caption “Coming Soon”, like an epic blockbuster about to unleashed on humanity. Keep your eyes peeled.