Mush, Spot, Mush!

Just a team of ten robot dogs pulling a truck (in neutral) up a 1° slope.

Nothing to worry about here, citizen.  Skynet will protect you.

From the video caption:

It only takes 10 Spotpower (SP) to haul a truck across the Boston Dynamics parking lot (~1 degree uphill, truck in neutral). These Spot robots are coming off the production line now and will be available for a range of applications soon. For more information visit us at http://www.BostonDynamics.com/Spot.

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Author: John Walker

Founder of Ratburger.org, Autodesk, Inc., and Marinchip Systems. Author of The Hacker's Diet. Creator of www.fourmilab.ch.

10 thoughts on “Mush, Spot, Mush!”

  1. Not quite ready for the The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome.

    But, they will have to change the rules before Boston Dynamics tries to enter their team.

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  2. The spooky sound of those robots make me think of ghost horses on pavements 200 years ago.   The spooky look reminds me of these ads for Timken roller bearings.

    Anyway, you’re sure there’s nothing to worry about, right?  Okay then.

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  3. 10 Cents:
    Do any of you know where the word “mush” for dogs came from? (I just learned this week of its origin.)

    It comes from French “marchons”.  We get the word “march” from the same verb but with a “ch” rather than “sh” sound.

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  4. John Walker:
    and will be available for a range of applications soon.

    When somebody doesn’t give a specific application example, it usually means the likely use is drug delivery device,  weapons platform, or sex toy.

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