The first will be available to buy four-legged SpotMini.
Boston Dynamics will begin selling some of its robots for the first time in 26 years of existence. The first will be SpotMini , who recently learned to climb and descend the stairs. This was told by the founder of the company Mark Raibert (Mark Raibert) during a speech at the TC Sessions: Robotics at the University of Berkeley.
According to Raybert, SpotMini is suitable for use both in the office and at home. The company has already started preliminary production: the first 100 copies will be produced by the end of 2018, but SpotMini will be available only in 2019. The price of robots is still unknown, but engineers said that the last prototype costs 10 times less than the previous generation.
SpotMini was introduced in 2017. This is a smaller version of the larger robot that Boston Dynamics developed for military purposes. The company’s website reports that SpotMini is “the quietest robot they’ve been doing.” The device weighs 30 kilograms and can work from one charge an hour and a half.
May 10 Boston Dynamics published two videos, one of which shows the robot SpotMini, who himself descends and climbs the stairs.