Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

This Boston Dynamics robot has probably done more exercise than you today

SpotMini_robot The Spot Mini “comfortably fits in an office or home.”
Russell Knight | 14 May, 2018, 03:05

SpotMini is an advanced four-legged robot from Boston Dynamics, who's made quite a name for themselves over the years by posting videos of their robots running around, autonomously following instructions while often being cruelly hit with sticks to determine how well they can handle obstacles.

The SpotMini now comes with a terrifying appendage, one so incredibly versatile that the feared robot apocalypse now seems more "when" than "if". Atlas, the name given to this particular robot, can be seen jogging through a park before jumping over a log easily in a new video. The video's title Hey buddy, can you give me a hand? hints heavily at what's coming, with the latest SpotMini appearing in shot with that extendable appendage. But it's not just the arm that impresses, it's also the incredibly fluid and lifelike movement of the SpotMini.

Two people seriously injured in light aircraft crash
It is understood the pilot is from the United Kingdom , while the boy is the son of a member of the Parachute Club. Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene of an aircraft crash close to Clonbullogue , Co.

Grammar schools a 'danger to equality and should be abolished', say researchers
But critics are disappointed money is being used in this way while there are claims the state system is at "breaking point". Supporters argue that selective schools produce some of the best performances in exams of any schools.

Airtel rubbishes Reliance Jio's complaint over Apple Watch cellular service
The Reliance Jio company is offering "zero-touch" experience to consumers where all postpaid services will be pre-activated. We noted that a Bharti Airtel , India's largest mobile operator, were in talks with Apple for a broader strategic tie-up.

A video shared by Boston Dynamics on Thursday shows the bot in autonomous mode, effortlessly navigating indoor and outdoor surroundings, obstacles and stairs like a real-life pup.

At the TechCrunch event dedicated to robotics, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert on Friday announced that its robotic dog SpotMini already in the stage of "pre-production". He didn't say how much the SpotMini will cost. The company is going to work with its manufacturing partners to increase the production of the robot before it starts selling the SpotMini in 2019. It can operate for about 90 minutes on a charge. One of its more intriguing creations is the SpotMini robot which kind of looks like a dog. While there's no word yet on price, the company has said that the SpotMini prototype was 10 times less expensive than its older sibling.

Recommended

Any new USA sanctions on Iran violate resolution 2231 Any new USA  sanctions on Iran violate resolution 2231 Donald Trump pulled America out of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, reimposing sanctions on the regime and delivering on an election campaign promise.

White House declines to condemn McCain remark White House declines to condemn McCain remark It's not like, you might say something really nasty about me off the air and it really doesn't have that much impact. Naval Academy graduate steaming. "People have wondered when decency would hit rock bottom with this administration".

Trump repeats misleading claim on Iran's military budget Trump repeats misleading claim on Iran's military budget Responding to a question, Bolton said that the leadership of the previous Obama administration lied to the American people. In Iran , thousands of people continue to take to the streets to protest the USA withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

Woman kicked off flight sues United Airlines claiming racial discrimination Woman kicked off flight sues United Airlines claiming racial discrimination When the woman asked what the crew member meant by "pungent", she was simply told that she had a foul smell coming from her. The suit which was filed on Friday in Houston has yet to be answered. "Her mind went blank and she was utterly befuddled".

Wojo: Lions Double Down on Coach Matt Patricia in Wake of Allegations Wojo: Lions Double Down on Coach Matt Patricia in Wake of Allegations No, what I'm saying is that the Detroit Lions have not handled the situation well. " I was innocent then, and I am innocent now ", Patricia said.

'Lethal Weapon' star Clayne Crawford to be recast pending show's renewal 'Lethal Weapon' star Clayne Crawford to be recast pending show's renewal FOX has chose to renew its action drama series Lethal Weapon for a third season, but it's not exactly that cut and dry. The series' ratings were enough to score a renewal, however the behavior of Clayne Crawford put the show in jeopardy.

Chili's announces breach in systems Chili's announces breach in systems Chili's officials said "upon learning of this incident, we immediately activated our response plan". Chili's says it will provide the most up-to-date information on this website.

Wenger: I think Arsenal will compete for the Premier League title Wenger: I think Arsenal will compete for the Premier League title Neither did Arsene Wenger actually write for Firstpost, nor did we chance upon some ultra-uber-hyper-mega secret diary of his. But football is full of oddities. "This game isn't just about Arsenal's away-day blues and Wenger's final Gunners goodbye".

Man City reach 100 points to set new Premier League record Man City reach 100 points to set new Premier League record It has been clear since the first few weeks of the season that Manchester City would regain the title this year. Championship Sunday is finally here and the 2017-2018 Premier League season is nearly finished.

US Not Ruling Sanctions Against EU Companies for Cooperating With Iran - Bolton US Not Ruling Sanctions Against EU Companies for Cooperating With Iran - Bolton As a private citizen, Bolton in the past has suggested that the United States push for a change in Iran's government. Bolton said on ABC's "This Week".

Bolton: 'Regime change' in Iran not policy of Trump administration Bolton: 'Regime change' in Iran not policy of Trump administration President Donald Trump proclaims his choice to withdraw the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal within the Diplomatic Room on the White, Might 8, 2018.

Twitter Reactions: Chennai Super Kings crush bowling-heavy Sunrisers by 8 wickets Twitter Reactions: Chennai Super Kings crush bowling-heavy Sunrisers by 8 wickets The spinners have been well supported by the pace department led by fit-again Bhuvneshwar Kumar and young Siddharth Kaul. Even as his teammates gave away runs at well over 7.5 an over, Chahar finished his quota at a miserly 4 runs an over.

Thunderstorm alert! IMD predicts squall, gusty winds across India today Thunderstorm alert! IMD predicts squall, gusty winds across India today Dozens of flights were diverted to Jaipur, Amritsar and Lucknow, people familiar with the matter said. Almost 31 domestic flights and six global flights were delayed following the dust storm .

Mike Pompeo offers aid to North Korea in exchange for forfeiting nukes Mike Pompeo offers aid to North Korea in exchange for forfeiting nukes It's true that European powers tried to save the JCPOA by proposing a package that addressed Trump's concerns about the agreement. The North said it planned to invite journalists from the US, South Korea , China , Russia and Britain to inspect the process.

Iran foreign minister sets off on tour to save nuclear deal Iran foreign minister sets off on tour to save nuclear deal Bolton, whom President Donald Trump tapped in March to replace former national security adviser H.R. Trump hit back Saturday evening, tweeted that the accord had failed to contain Iran's militarism.