US Military Robot Dog

Uploaded on 11 February, 2015

US Military defense contractor Boston Dynamics unveils it’s latest robot dog named spot. Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs.

The word robot can refer to both physical robots and virtual software agents, but the latter are usually referred to as bots.[6] There is no consensus on which machines qualify as robots but there is general agreement among experts, and the public, that robots tend to do some or all of the following: move around, operate a mechanical limb, sense and manipulate their environment, and exhibit intelligent behavior — especially behavior which mimics humans or other animals. In practical terms, “robot” usually refers to a machine which can be electronically programmed to carry out a variety of physical tasks or actions.