Dog Inspired Robot Can Open Doors

Boston Dynamics has released a video of  SpotMini: a dog-like robot that can open doors based on a software that provides:

“..locomotion, balance, and adjusts [SpotMini’s] behavior when progress gets off track,…the ability to tolerate and respond automatically to disturbances like these improves successful operation of the robot.”


In the video below the SpotMini is tested for its ability to stay focused on certain commands and to test its strength against opposing barriers or obstacles (in this case a human).