SpotMini Autonomous Navigation

Published on May 10, 2018
SpotMini autonomously navigates a specified route through an office and lab facility. Before the test, the robot is manually driven through the space so it can build a map of the space using visual data from cameras mounted on the front, back and sides of the robot. During the autonomous run, SpotMini uses data from the cameras to localize itself in the map and to detect and avoid obstacles. Once the operator presses 'GO' at the beginning of the video, the robot is on its own. Total walk time for this route is just over 6 minutes. (The QR codes visible in the video are used to measure performance, not for navigation.)

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  • Your Amazon package arrived.

  • Anyone else reminded of that episode of Black Mirror?? Where the robotic dog kills everyone?

  • I need one of these around the house... I will be honest, I love these things

  • Can i get one please.....I promis to name him, love him and give him a bowl of oil and a fresh battery every day. Thank you.

  • 1:07 Imagine seeing this thing go up your stairs at night

  • They should just let the robot walk around for a day and do what is wants

  • Arm it

  • Combien coûte spot mini stp

  • Amazing, Boston Dynamics rocks!

  • The comments are so stupid

  • The data used for the navigation is already known by the system or is the environement scaned ?

  • Run it into the girls dressing room.

  • Блядь страшно

  • this robot terrorizes me it makes me think of the episode Metalhead in BLACK MIROR

  • it walks faster than me

  • OH MY GLOB HE HAS A NICE SHELL. You could SELL these. In what year could these things become affordable for other companies? Or for consumer usage?

  • I bet in the future we will be incredibly weak beings with robots just taking care of us.

  • I'm glad it doesn't have an extra 4 legs because that would just be terrifying...

  • Now add a machine gun and a missile launcher and THEN it's ready for war lol

  • And why aren't you beating the shit outta this lil guy??

  • next add a hunger system and a couple places to feed (plug in) keep stacking systems until its alive - Kevin Kelly is the man https: //kk.org / mt-files / books-mt / ooc-mf.pdf

  • The end is near...

  • Esto es bueno y miedoso a la vez

  • So cute!

  • 2:43 There's a face in the window.

  • Q R code attached on the wall

  • Now make them articulated, and have a mode where it walks on it’s hind legs!

  • Good boi. Give him robo treat. Also, how does the tracking work? Does the good boi store any information about where he's been and gone, for easier mapping of the next adventure he goes on? The collision mapping looks like it'd be difficult to map, but basic information like "wall here, and door there" should be storable using a basic gridding system, correct? Although, I guess that would require a bit more 3D gridding too, and recognition of layouts. (I look forward to more updates on the goodest of bois, and also to a video of him being given good boi robo treats)

  • good dog!

  • They should have given it two way legs with a locking mechanism for rigidness, so it can go from > to

  • This is terrifying

  • Why does it go down the stairs backwards, is it easier?

    • It's easier because the elbows are inverted

  • 2:43 what is in a window ??

  • Why do they go down the stairs backwards?

  • When can i buy one... the one with the arm

  • Everyone wants to know, can it cleanly blast a paw through your chest?

  • @BostonDyanamics, or anyone that might have an idea. Why the excess steps? It seems to step when it has no intention to move its position.

  • Someone pet him already

  • If you put it at the entrance of a maze and said "get to the middle" would it then use trial and error to get to the centre?

  • You guys and girls are doing a good job

  • I don’t like how it’s head is also it’s ass and it’s ass is also it’s head.

  • Ever thought about programming it as a seeing eye dog ? It could store many pre-programmed destinations and computer the best way to get there, using Google Maps.

  • How does he handle mirrors?

    • You mean the mirror test?

  • Not to be a hater but i think your cheating with the qr codes

  • Can i work here? Like as an engineer?

  • THATS SUICIDE!!!

  • now attach some mini guns and set it free in attack mode.

  • Can you make one that's like 10 hours long

  • I need this to destr-- i mean house...

  • amazing!

  • cool

  • wow

  • This could be ridiculously useful to our company, today. As a programmer I can think of 20 things we could have this thing doing for us all day and saving a lot of walking in our 1000 square metre warehouse/office.

  • The burning question. You say autonomous as if to say it is going where it wants to. If true. Question would be why does it want to go that way and why? I am asking to understand its 'mind'.

  • That thing walks up stairs the way margureite would I'm resident evil biohazard

  • Sit SpotMini, sit! Good dog! *DIGITAL WOOF*

  • How much you want to bet when someone who works at Boston dynamics when they see one of their robots walking around it’s just and average everyday occurrence when they see it happen

  • Follow the line, Stanley. And Stanley followed the line.

  • How much it costs?

  • Humans have become God's.

  • I want one

  • I can still hear you.

  • Good boy

  • Dat looks like a machine gun without a gun

  • It's interesting that it climbs stairs forward, but descends stairs backward.

  • Put a fucking m60 on it and send it to Mali.

  • This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen this year

  • That one Black Mirror episode is going to become a reality

  • Why dose spot move backwards down stairs? seems like a lot of self adjustment before going from one set of stairs to another.

  • Jeez why hasn't my dog tried going down the stairs backwards. he has to take leaps of faith every step and hope he sticks the landing lol

  • "Here we have a mission of upmost importance for you little robot. Climb these stairs, then walk down them again and return!"

  • i see potential in senior care centers and disability centers and homes.

  • I want to see it poop!

  • Nice design

  • It gets a little cheeky with those stairs, doesn't it?

  • Is amazing!

  • now imagine this thing sprinting towards you with a taser mounted on it

  • Rise of the machines

  • do u know what would be cool as a robot a snake or a caterpillar

  • We need a running gate for this

  • can't wait til they make a rideable one :3

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  • One day we will get our revenge on filthy hooman 100101 1001 11110 10111010101

  • Does a better job at avoiding obstacles than me.

  • woof.

  • Does it come with cup holders or is that an optional extra ?

  • What is the range on one charge?

  • fucker stole my wallet.........

  • WOW , nice barbecue

  • a bigger version of this would be so fun to ride

  • I like how spot goes down the stairs backwards!

  • Such a mess in this company. I would not like to work there on computers. Cables everywhere, noise. ahh.

  • wow they'r running ros?

  • Este tipo de robots deberían explorar Marte y otros planetas. Claro que la energía solar creo yo no sería suficiente para alimentar sus baterías.

  • So is it self learning or did u put in directions?

  • Make one of these that is a bit bigger and stronger. Dress it up like the bottom half of a horse. Put a human with no legs or very short legs on the front of it and then we will have a centaur or even better a centaurette! Just be sure to send me a big fat cheque after the first hundred units have been sold hahaha!

  • I feel like in case a robot uprising were to happen Boston dynamics should program a fear of hockey sticks into their robots as a failsafe.

  • Make a Spot Max they you can ride.

  • なんか可愛いね

  • Now imagine a machine gun on top of him. We are doomed lol