Boston Dynamics prepares to launch its first commercial robot: Spot
Spot the robot will likely go on sale later this year, Via TheVerge
Boston Dynamics’ lifelike robots have been delighting and terrifying the internet in equal measure for years, but the company has a much bigger milestone ahead: its first ever commercial product — a quadrupedal robot named Spot — is nearly ready to go on sale.
Spot is currently being tested in a number of “proof-of-concept” environments, Boston Dynamics’ CEO Marc Raibert told The Verge, including package delivery and surveying work. And although there’s no firm launch date for the commercial version of Spot, it should be available within months, said Raibert, and certainly before the end of the year.
“We’re just doing some final tweaks to the design,” said the CEO. “We’ve been testing them relentlessly.”
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