Behold Spot, the Robot Dog Who’s Not Just for Kicks


See Spot.

See Spot is a robot with no head. See Spot walk. See Spot run. See Spot climb stairs.

See Spot…get kicked?

Okay, yeah, it’s a test to see if Spot can restabilize after getting its equilibrium forcibly adjusted, but still – kick a dog enough times and he’ll bite you. Kick a robot dog enough times, your ass might be terminated one day. For now, presumably, they still have off-switches.

Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs.

That’s a head? Okay, so it just doesn’t have a neck then.

h/t Gallen_Dugall