Boston Dynamics' Evil-Looking Robots Now Run, Jump, and Climb

While a price tag has yet to be determined for the robots, Raibert said the cost of building the latest prototype was about one-tenth the cost of previous versions.

After 26 years, Boston Dynamics is finally getting ready to start selling some robots.

In the past, the tech company, owned by Japan's SoftBank Group, has released videos showing its robots climbing stairs, executing ideal back flips and opening doors with shocking facility. An amusing YouTube compilation shows a bunch of bipedal robots tottering as if they've been on the booze all day.

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Ready, set, go! The future is becoming clearer and we have humanoid robot, Atlas, created by Boston Dynamic, to thank for it. Atlas last year achieved the ability to backflip last year in November, and in a few months' time it has turned into a pro jogger.

Boston Dynamics' robot dog SpotMini will soon be available for purchase, the company announced Friday, after improving the bot to roll over, walk by itself and even open doors. So basically, he's in better shape than all of us and if we ever wrong him, he will chase us down regardless of the circumstances. "Atlas' ability to balance while performing tasks allows it to work in a large volume while occupying only a small footprint".

SpotMini can run for about 90 minutes on a single charge, and using a series of cameras and 3D vision it's able to navigate pretty well. Once the robot has mapped the area, it uses the cameras mounted on its front, back and sides to navigate autonomously.

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