How Boston Dynamics' Robots Are Used in Real Life

Spot, Stretch, BigDog, and Atlas and can do it all from helping doctors to executing parkour-style tricks.
Loukia Papadopoulos

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We all know the famed Boston Dynamics robots. They have names like Spot, Stretch, BigDog and Atlas and can do everything from help doctors with COVID-19 patients to execute parkour-style tricks.

Yes indeed, Boston Dynamics robots are as versatile as they are unique. For instance, the four-legged Spot was recently used in Singapore to implement social distancing measures.

The Spot unit was made to roam the city’s Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park broadcasting prerecorded messages reminding people about social distancing. The robot was even equipped with a camera to estimate the park's number of visitors.

Spot was also remotely controlled and featured built-in sensors to stop collisions. The main point of Spot's presence in the park was to reduce the need for staff to patrol since they are actually susceptible to infection.

Did this story pique your curisoity? Then you should know that Boston Dynamics robots can also move up to 800 boxes an hour in a warehouse, can pick up trash and clean around the house, can optimize warehouse sites, and can even partake in search and rescue operations.

There's no limit to what these machines can achieve and they are certainly starting to seem like man's best ally. Watch the video to find out more.

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