Google’s Robotic Dog

 Google unleashes Robot Dog

Google-owned Boston Dynamics launched a YouTube video clip of the company’s most up-to-date robotic project Thursday, and the four-legged, 160 pound, mechanical canine is equally borderline cute and borderline scary.

Spot – a more compact model of the company’s aptly named Big Dog – is capable of gracefully (for a robot) jogging up hills, maneuvering through rough terrain and climbing stairs. And he’s silent, and that means you might avoid seeing him coming.

The robot also features the ability to self-stabilize, which Boston Dynamics illustrates by video clip taping employees kicking him in the side.

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