Boston Dynamics is back again with a new series of robots that is ready to blow your mind. As the title of the video (below) aptly suggests, this arm can be used to lend a hand to its armless friend by opening doors for it.
Previously, Spot Mini was able to pick up items but this is the first time we're seeing the robot open doors.
SpotMini, a four-legged robot that resembles a dog without a head, can now open doors.
At just over two and a half feet tall, it's the smaller version of the company's Spot robot, which was introduced in 2015.
Why does Boston Dynamics seemingly brag about being the developers of our future mass murderers and robot overlords?
While it is not the first time Boston Dynamics has shown such footage - Marc Raibert, founder of the firm, showed the Mini's predecessor Spot opening a door during a TED talk a year ago - it is the first time the Mini has shown the same capability, with the mounted claw. According to the firm, it is the quietest robot they have ever built.
"We look forward to working with SoftBank in our mission to push the boundaries of what advanced robots can do and to create useful applications in a smarter and more connected world".
The SpotMini has no neck but an array of sensors placed where its shoulders would be.
The founder of Boston Dynamics, Marc Raibert, responded: "I firmly believe the only way to get to a product is through the work we are doing in Boston".
" We're just building a dog", they say.