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An up-close and personal look at the SpotMini robot and its creator

Business Insider caught up with Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert and his robot the SpotMini on the red carpet at this year's Genius Gala. He reveals how the company considers power, mobility and perception when creating its robots. Join the conversation about this story »

Watch Boston Dynamics' dog-like robot do party tricks

We got an up-close-and-personal look at Boston Dynamic's mysterious robot, the SpotMini, at the Liberty Science Center's Genius Gala. The SpotMini is a four-legged robot that was developed to learn what is possible with a mobile manipulation...Show More Summary

Planar Elliptical Runner Robot

Engineers at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition developed this two-legged robot which can run at speeds up to 12 mph. It may not be as fast as Boston Dynamics’ cheetah ‘bot, but we still wouldn’t want to chased by one.

This bipedal running robot is the last thing you’ll see before robots claim the Earth

Robotics engineers with companies like Boston Dynamics have been hard at work on complex computer systems paired with motion sensors and gyroscopes to give their bipedal robots the stability they need to, well, be useful. But what if...Show More Summary

Led by Wall and Beal, Wizards moving on to face Celtics

Led by the dynamic duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards are moving on to face the top-seeded Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals        

CEO of robot company says his creepy headless machines could soon roam the streets

Marc Raibert lives in the uncanny valley — and he thinks you should, too. Raibert, founder and CEO of the robotics company Boston Dynamics, gave an April 25 TED talk in which he outlined the many uses his robots could have in the near future. Imagine Spot, a robot dog, moseying up to your front door to deliver a package. Show More Summary

The baby daddy of Boston Dynamics' BigDog robot

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This is CAM (cybernetic anthropomorphous machine), a "walking truck" designed by Ralph Mosher at General Electric in 1965. It may not be as rough-and-tumble as Boston Dynamics' BigDog but it was certainly more fun because the operator...Show More Summary

Russia adds gun slinging to its humanoid space robot's list of helpful skills

Just in time for the rise in global military tensions, Russian officials have released video that's sure to calm fears all around: a death dealing humanoid robot that shoots handguns.  SEE ALSO: Bizarre Boston Dynamics robot moves like...Show More Summary

Hackaday Prize Entry: Experiments with Wheeled Legs

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

If you’ve been keeping tabs on recent developments in robotics, you surely remember Handle — the awesome walking, wheeled robot from Boston Dynamics. There’s a good reason why such a combination is a good choice of locomotion for robots. Show More Summary

Quadruped Robot Can Crawl Under Cars and Jump-Kick-Open Doors

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The wheel is a revolutionary invention — as they say — but going back to basics sometimes opens new pathways. Robots that traverse terrain on legs are on the rise, most notably the Boston Dynamics Big Dog series of robots — and [Ghost...Show More Summary

Autonomous Delivery and the Last 100 Feet

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

You’ve no doubt by now seen Boston Dynamics latest “we’re living in the future” robotic creation, dubbed Handle. [Mike Szczys] recently covered the more-or-less-official company unveiling of Handle, the hybrid bipedal-wheeled robot that...Show More Summary

Here's another Boston Dynamics robot

3 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Awesome.Related:Big Dog (2009)The Sand Flea (2012)Atlas (2016)Spot Mini (2016)

Ranking Boston Dynamics Robots Based On Which Is Most Likely To Kill Me

3 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Objectively, in the rational recesses of my brain, I know that the team of engineers at Boston Dynamics are doing good and fascinating work. I know this. And yet, every time I see one of their new robots actually moving,...

Boston Dynamics’ New Rolling, Leaping Robot Is an Evolutionary Marvel

Handle is a biped with wheels instead of feet, essentially one-upping evolution. The post Boston Dynamics' New Rolling, Leaping Robot Is an Evolutionary Marvel appeared first on WIRED.

Why Its So Hard to Be a Tech Startup in Kansas City . . .

Fascinating story about “why it’s so hard to build the Next Silicon Valley.” Part of the issue is the dynamics of concentrated intellectual capital in major urban areas — San Francisco, NYC, Boston, etc. The rest is how much Gov. Brownback has damaged Kansas’ economy. Show More Summary

This parkour robot overlord has 'Terminator' written all over it

Boston Dynamics have finally revealed the highly anticipated 'Handle' robot. We all got a sneak peak of its capabilities after a video was leaked online.  But now we are getting a fuller picture of the wheeled robot overlord and the extent to its incredible agility.  Rise of the machines, or is it too soon to worry? Read more... Show More Summary

This Two-Wheeled Bipedal Nightmare Robot Is Brought To You By Boston Dynamics

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

I may not remember much about the 1985 sequel Return To Oz, but I sure as heck remember the creepy-ass Wheelers… which is precisely what this new Boston Dynamics robot made me think […] The post This Two-Wheeled Bipedal Nightmare Robot Is Brought To You By Boston Dynamics appeared first on Geek.com.

Introducing Handle The Newest Boston Dynamics Robot

3 months agoHumor : eBaum's World

Giving the age old mantra "they took our jobs" a whole new meaning.

Boston Dynamics' new rolling robot is fierce

3 months agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

Meet Handle, Boston Dynamics’ latest “helper” robot.

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