Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert

  • Published: 14 August 2017
  • That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, is developing advanced robots that can gallop like a cheetah, negotiate 10 inches of snow, walk upright on two legs and even open doors and deliver packages. Join Raibert for a live demo of SpotMini, a nimble robot that maps the space around it, handles objects, climbs stairs -- and could soon be helping you out around the house.

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Comments • 2 693

  • A Friendly Mongoloid
    A Friendly Mongoloid  2 hours back

    But I bet he can’t piss on your carpet

    • blankere blank
      blankere blank  14 hours back

      stupid people laughing at their doom...

      • Meglan
        Meglan  2 days back

        we got to make robots feel campassion and care, other wise humanity is done for.

        • Brian. W
          Brian. W  4 days back

          *Cough* Sarah Connor .

          • Ameer Brave
            Ameer Brave  4 days back

            Anyone saw black mirror TV series??

            • Barcenas MTB Mexico
              Barcenas MTB Mexico  4 days back

              Not that funny after watching Black Mirror xD

              • TSA TV Official
                TSA TV Official  1 weeks back

                wow....good job to boston dynamic,

                • Apóstol del Dios Máquina

                  sarah connor??

                  • Karl Pilkington
                    Karl Pilkington  1 weeks back

                    That stare at 4:15 :-/

                    You can tell the robot is holding itself back from homicide so that it doesn't ruin the robot uprising by destroying trust in robots worldwide

                    • T3hChaerlz
                      T3hChaerlz  1 weeks back

                      Why are people allowed to even peruse this technology? All signs point to bad.. Why!?!?!?

                      • Faustin Gashakamba
                        Faustin Gashakamba  1 weeks back

                        Eric is mean. Why do you have to be so mean, Eric?

                        • Aditya Dwivedi
                          Aditya Dwivedi  1 weeks back

                          Kicking that Cute and genius piece of art and science was RUDE !!!! Dickmove Steve
                          -Fellow Robotics Enthusiast.

                          • mark mccall
                            mark mccall  1 weeks back

                            Not entirely convinced with his initial suggestions for applications for 'these sort of robots'. The only option that seems certain and obvious is military. Kind of scary. Cool scary. But still scary.

                            • Jahn Famous
                              Jahn Famous  2 weeks back

                              Plot Twist: Neurolink comes out and we all become cyborgs only to realize we are in a simulation, created by A.I., creating A.I. and more simulations in this simulation. The universe is a fractal. Basically a hall of mirrors.

                            • Cyrus Ramsey
                              Cyrus Ramsey  2 weeks back

                              They will definitely militarize these things

                              • Eko Laksono
                                Eko Laksono  2 weeks back

                                Now put a quantum computer on its head..

                                • Create -Space
                                  Create -Space  2 weeks back

                                  We made it well.

                                  • Yusuf janneh
                                    Yusuf janneh  2 weeks back

                                    Robot will never be like how human doing things

                                    • Sachs Husam
                                      Sachs Husam  2 weeks back

                                      Dog robot as a personal home security... Ooo yeah...

                                      • Martin Kroner
                                        Martin Kroner  2 weeks back

                                        6:25 she is mad

                                        • Armen Na
                                          Armen Na  2 weeks back

                                          imagine losing your job to a robot.. imagine the rich getting richer since it is easier to work robot 24/7 then a human. imagine as the number of unemployment increases.. working on ways to destroy jobs for MILLIONS of people!

                                          • Anderson Belo Mangueira

                                            May machines tacks mordenizason mall machines robots

                                            • Anderson Belo Mangueira

                                              Cao bobo lods creeter robot gtatarongs race humanos

                                              • Азалия Нигматуллина

                                                I love this robot. It soo cute.

                                                • M Johannesen
                                                  M Johannesen  3 weeks back

                                                  well I guess its not a beauty pageant but it works.

                                                  • Aspiring Marauder
                                                    Aspiring Marauder  3 weeks back

                                                    I don't care how often they say that claw isn't a head, until they remove that damn circle-joint thing, I'm never not going to be able to see it as an eye.

                                                    • Aspiring Marauder
                                                      Aspiring Marauder  3 weeks back

                                                      inb4 ROBOT BAD

                                                      • Simon Jones
                                                        Simon Jones  3 weeks back

                                                        Taking care of invalids'! 13:40 Disabled people are valid!

                                                        • The Drummers Club
                                                          The Drummers Club  3 weeks back

                                                          Slowly programming to take over the world. Everybody is laughing as they are staring death in their faces

                                                          • Ronaldo Mota
                                                            Ronaldo Mota  3 weeks back

                                                            Cães de caça, assassinos do futuro... Quem viver verá.

                                                            • l3ertuz
                                                              l3ertuz  3 weeks back

                                                              Scary!! Of course they would be weaponized in the future!

                                                              • Selen Agca
                                                                Selen Agca  3 weeks back


                                                                • everythings fine
                                                                  everythings fine  3 weeks back

                                                                  why cant there big robot horse or something, that humans can ride

                                                                  • OSCURO
                                                                    OSCURO  3 weeks back

                                                                    Where is cgi peoples?

                                                                    • Piyush Bisht
                                                                      Piyush Bisht  3 weeks back

                                                                      Better then useless Sophia

                                                                      • pecovgfx
                                                                        pecovgfx  4 weeks back

                                                                        Meet Spot 2050, the robot dog that can make you run, hop and open doors !!

                                                                        • WE ARE ONE BRAIN
                                                                          WE ARE ONE BRAIN  4 weeks back

                                                                          Imagine future wars 1000000 chinese robots against 500000 american ones whatever...
                                                                          But humans are not allowed to enter the combatzone.Too dangerous! come on play videogames boys!

                                                                          Build a flyin superhero who safes life

                                                                          • ganjabass 28 rus
                                                                            ganjabass 28 rus  4 weeks back

                                                                            Аббалдеть 👍👍👍👍

                                                                            • S O
                                                                              S O  4 weeks back


                                                                              • Kyle White
                                                                                Kyle White  4 weeks back

                                                                                i wanna see it go fast and jump high and far

                                                                                • Kyle White
                                                                                  Kyle White  4 weeks back

                                                                                  why was he named Spot?

                                                                                  • Daniel Jones
                                                                                    Daniel Jones  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Fukushima... Hmmm...
                                                                                    Everyone and their brother knows that robots to help clean up that mess is a given.
                                                                                    The problem is the environment is very histile, and robots would suffer breakdowns.
                                                                                    If a smell team of robots could be used, I would recommend that they also be capable of maintenance and repair of themselves. Do whatever work is required, keep themselves up by maintaining each other.....
                                                                                    Winning combination, methinks.

                                                                                    • SongbirdGLS
                                                                                      SongbirdGLS  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Add Artificial Intelligence and we've got real problems people!

                                                                                      • Hio22
                                                                                        Hio22  4 weeks back

                                                                                        terminator is coming but instead of skynet its Boston Dynamics

                                                                                      • Wilfried007
                                                                                        Wilfried007  4 weeks back

                                                                                        all good to me, as long as they don't take over the world.....

                                                                                        • Grateful 2019
                                                                                          Grateful 2019  4 weeks back

                                                                                          I’m sure these robots will be very effective on the battlefield$$$. They might also become quite good at policing society. They will certainly be very efficient at replacing human labor.

                                                                                          • BigShlong
                                                                                            BigShlong  4 weeks back

                                                                                            This is how terminator happens.

                                                                                            • Beanmachine91
                                                                                              Beanmachine91  4 weeks back

                                                                                              i wish i was a trench coat wearing cybernetic mercenary like in the game cyber knights