Bad Spot, bad! Pranksters mounted a paintball GUN on a Boston Dynamics’ $75,000 robot dog

Forget ‘a bull in a china shop’ — tomorrow, members of the public will be able to take remote control of an armed, paintball-firing robotic dog in an art gallery. Quirky, chaos-loving, New York-based start-up MSCHF (pronounced ‘mischief’) are behind the campaign, which highlights the risk of such machines being misused. MSCHF mounted the compressed air … Read more

Boston Dynamics reveals updates to its robot dog – including a fifth limb

US robotics firm Boston Dynamics has revealed a new product line for Spot, its flagship robotic dog that costs a whopping $75,000 (about £60,000).  The new products include a self-charging version of the dog, called Enterprise Spot, as well as Spot Arm – a fifth limb that can grasp, carry and drag different objects. Also announced … Read more

Boston Dynamics’ robot dog shows off its fifth limb in new video

Boston Dynamics’ robotic dog, affectionately called Spot, has shown off its fifth limb in new footage. Video released by the secretive US firm shows Spot picking up dirty laundry, using a skipping rope, doing the gardening and operating machinery in a warehouse using the new addition.  Spot, which is suited for indoor or outdoor use, … Read more

Boston Dynamics’ robots twist and mash potato as they dance to The Contour’s ‘Do You Love Me’

Boston Dynamics typically shares videos of its robots climbing stairs, jumping onto blocks or carrying heavy objects, but the latest clip involves the crew showing off their dance moves. Set to The Contours ‘Do You Love Me,’ the choreographed dance features humanoid Atlas, Spot the robot dog and box-juggling Handle. During the two minute and … Read more

Lily James discusses male-female power dynamics and finding comedy in trauma

Lily James has appeared on a BBC podcast giving a playful interview with her Rebecca co-star Armie Hammer in the wake of her Dominic West scandal .  While the podcast was released on Monday, it is unclear when it was recorded. Lily has pulled out of planned television appearances on Friday’s installment of The Graham … Read more

Lily James discusses male-female power dynamics and finding comedy in trauma

Lily James and Armie Hammer have discussed their forthcoming film Rebecca, in the wake of the actress’ Dominic Cooper canoodling scandal.  In an interview with Ali Plumb on Radio 1’s Movies podcast, which was released on Monday, the actress, 31, mused over the ‘addictive thriller love story’ they have starred in, and discussed the importance … Read more

Coronavirus US: Boston Dynamics’ robot dog detects symptoms

A hospital in Massachusetts has found another job for Spot, Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robot: Doctor. The yellow-and-black quadruped has been proven able to take patients’ vital signs from a distance of over six feet. That could allow healthcare workers to keep a safe distance from patients who may be infected with the coronavirus or other … Read more

Meet Fluffy! Ford hires Boston Dynamics’ robot dog to scan its Michigan manufacturing plant

Meet Fluffy! Ford hires Boston Dynamics’ robot dog to scan its Michigan manufacturing plant with lasers to help employees retool Ford has leased two of Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot dogs  The bots will use lasers and cameras to scan facilities to help with retooling  One has been nicknamed Fluffy and the other kept the original … Read more

Boston Dynamics’ robot dog inspects SpaceX site in Texas

Footage has emerged of one of Boston Dynamics’ robotic dogs patrolling a SpaceX test site in the US. The video allegedly shows SpaceX using the $75,000 (£60,000) robotic dog to inspect the aftermath of its test site in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX had just been conducting a cryogenic pressure test on the Starship SN7 dome … Read more

Boston Dynamics’ robotic ‘dog’ Spot on sale for $75k

Boston Dynamics first showed off SpotMini, the most advanced robot dog ever created, in a video posted in November 2017. The firm, best known for Atlas, its 5 foot 9 (1.7 metre) humanoid robot, has revealed a new ‘lightweight’ version of its robot Spot Mini. The robotic canine was shown trotting around a yard, with … Read more