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    SpotMini, Boston Dynamics's dog-like quadruped robot, is back, and it's learned a new trick.

    The robot, which was unveiled in June 2016 and then updated in November 2017, can now open doors and hold them open.

    While opening a door is slightly old hat for a Boston Dynamics robot - Atlas barrelled through a push-bar door two years ago - SpotMini's operation is more fluid.

    The robot uses its fifth appendage, an arm mounted essentially where a canine's head would be, to swiftly assess the door, locate and twist the handle, and pull the door open.
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    Default Re: The Mini Robodog From Boston Dynamics Can Now Open Doors to Get Out

    The slipping on a banana peel is funny!




    I had a Gordon Setter that could open the door. But I never got her to load the dishwasher. Although one time she cleaned a pie plate quiche Lorraine and all with out knocking it off the kitchen table. How she did that is still a head scratcher.




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    Default Re: The Mini Robodog From Boston Dynamics Can Now Open Doors to Get Out

    Both the cat and the parrot can open doors.

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    trippy

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    It would be great for when salesmen knock on the door.

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    Default Re: The Mini Robodog From Boston Dynamics Can Now Open Doors to Get Out

    When I see something like this, it reminds me of a printing press that was in at a shop where I used to work. Mechanical logic went pretty far even before electronics:

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