Medicine & TechnologyBoston Dynamics' four-legged robot dog "Spot" is testing the waters for a new application - undergoing evaluations at a French military school for potential use in combat scenarios.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), together with robotics company Boston Dynamics, have deployed a four-legged mobile robot in a hospital to join in the fight against COVID-19.
The Atlas and Spot robots of Boston Dynamics can do so many things such as sprinting, gymnastics, backflips, opening doors to allow entry of an army of their friends, washing dishes, and a whole lot more.
Fluffy, a dog-like robot designed by Boston Dynamics, has been helping Ford's engineers in Michigan. With impressive specs, Ford's processes have been 'more efficient and effective' without displacing their workforce.
To make sure that people follow strict social distancing protocols, Singapore's Boston Dynamics deploys Spot, the robotic dog, to monitor people and their practices when in public places such as parks. Using a robot instead of an actual person will decrease the risk of transmission of the virus, officials say.