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See Boston Dynamics’ robodog herd sheep and explore in New Zealand

See Boston Dynamics' robodog herd sheep and explore in New Zealand

Spot, the robotic “dog” design from Boston Dynamics, has had a busy pandemic, between counseling patients and enforcing social distancing guidelines. Now, a new partnership with a New Zealand robotics firm is setting up the four-legged automaton for a new line of work: farming.

Technically, the partnership is much bigger than that. Rocos specializes in the remote monitoring and operation of robot fleets. By working together, the capabilities of Boston Dynamics robots like Spot will expand thanks to human operators who can manage their performance from a great distance.

Think of the farming thing as a proof-of-concept. A video released by Rocos shows Spot exploring rough terrain, inspecting crops, and herding sheep – all of which is meant to serve as a demonstration of the various ways remote operation can be used to put robots to work. Read more…

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