Google’s dog robot looks too real for comfort when getting kicked

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The latest entry, a two-minute exercise in robot abuse, features Spot, a smaller version of the giant Big Dog quadruped robot.

The 160-pound, four-legged Spot is remarkably agile. It navigates an office on its own, then heads outside to climb a steep hill and a flight of stairs. Spot safely makes its way over rough terrain, which it navigates with the help of its head-mounted sensor. At one point the developers pair Spot with the original Big Dog, which Spot basically humiliates.

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