Spot gets footloose in a factory in Boston Dynamics’ latest video

Spot, the most famous four-legged robot in the world, sometimes seems more like an animatronic entertainer than an industrial machine. But creators Boston Dynamic want to remind the world at large in a new video that this thing can do work, too.

The new Spot spot, titled “No Time To Dance,” shows the quadrupedal bot carrying out a range of tasks in an industrial setting. Spot takes readings from gauges, uses an infrared camera to scan some equipment, and generates work orders for human employees. And, yes, then it does a little dance as well.

It’s a slick video — testimony to Boston Dynamics’ ability to make a robot that has been tested for use with both the military and law…

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Author: James Vincent