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See What Happens When a Real Dog Meets a Robo Dog


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Last year, the Google-owned Boston Dynamics introduced Spot, a 160-pound robo dog. The creation was tested by the US Marine Corps to determine if using robotic models of dogs can be as efficient at military tasks as live K9s.

The military ruled that the dogs aren’t yet ready, so in the meantime, Boston Dynamics is having a little fun with the remote-control robot.

This week, Spot got to have a play date with Alex, the dog owned by Android’s co-founder Andy Rubin.

See the two interact here:

Recent advancements in technology have introduced a lot of additional gadgets and tools into daily living. But keep in mind that sometimes tech toys, like drones and robots, can be confusing and a little scary to dogs. To avoid causing problems with anxiety, keep all initial interactions positive, short, and filled with praise and treats.

Learn more about Spot here.


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Whoa. That company is aptly named. I had no idea that robot dynamics were that, uh, robust. 

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