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Report: Robot ‘dog’ tests deliveries in Boston


A new four-legged friend is roaming Boston neighborhoods, and it can bring shoppers more than their newspaper or slippers.

Spot, a four-legged, dog-like robot from Boston Dynamics, is programmed to deliver packages to consumers’ front doors, according to ReCode.

While speaking at TED 2017, an event focused on technology, entertainment and design, Boston Dynamics founder and CEO Marc Raibert revealed on Tuesday, April 25, that its four-legged robot can strap a package to its back and deliver it to someone’s front door.

The tests, which are currently limited to Boston Dynamics employees’ homes, are meant to demonstrate how robots can work in more marketable ways, according to the report.

Boston Dynamics was purchased by Google in 2013, the report said

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