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There are questions over how much is being done by the "handler".
I can't find anywhere (it's Boston, so they tend to be fairly tight lipped) about what parts of the video are AI, and what are "just" mechanics.
Tim Cooke wrote:You think there's somebody with a remote control off camera? That would be very sneaky.
Well, Big (and Little) Dog both require input as to where to go. The clever bits of them are the gyros and sensors (and associated AI) for maintaining balance.
SpotMini does look like it has a decent camera on the front, so (once in position) I can see no problem with the arm opening the door (the motions as it figures out how to position the arm for example).
The question I suppose is how much human input was needed to achieve this.
Boston dynamics tends not to announce those sides of things.
They like their cool vids...and so do I, frankly.
I want one of these things!