Introducing Spot


Publication/Creation Date
February 9 2015
Creators/Contributors
Boston Dynamics (creator)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
Advertisement
Description
Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs.

In Black Mirror's season 4 episode entitled "MetalHead", director David Slade reported that he used Boston Dynamics' videos as inspiration for the four-legged, robo-dogs that hunt people down in the stark, dystopian landscape. 
HCI Platform
Robotical
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Entire Body
Technology Keywords
Robots, Robotics, Hydraulics, Sensors
Marketing Keywords
Boston Dynamics, Spot, Black Mirror
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8YjvHYbZ9w&t=49s