boston dynamics demonstrated the ability of its latest robot dog, a slim yellow model named spot mini, to open doors all on its own. an already eery watch as the uncanny thing flounces around like a poodle, their recent video is even more uncomfortable to see, featuring a robot abuser who steps in to test the robustness of the poor creature(?).

 robot dog spot mini boston dynamics
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of course this is necessary testing to see if the robot can overcome interferences, deliberate or accidental. it’s a difficult one to watch but it seems spot mini passes with flying colours!