Although we’re a long way from having robots take over our society, rapid technology advancements are letting them come into our homes.
One of the latest examples of this trend is the robot dog from Boston Dynamics. The device is named “Spot,” and you can have one if you’re willing to pay the base model price of $74,500.
That’s right! If you want addons for your robotic dog, you’ll need to spend some extra cash. At least Boston Dynamics includes the first year of software updates for free, along with a standard warranty.
If you want comprehensive protection for your robot dog, a $12,000 service plan is necessary.
What Are the Benefits of Purchasing a Spot?
You’ll discover that Spot might come with a price that rivals a luxury car, but it is a competent robot.
With over 100 units in the wild right now, there’s enough testing to see what the full capabilities of this technology could be. According to Boston Dynamics, a short video clip of the robot walking across rebar at faster-than-human speeds is one of the best advancements they’ve documented.
The current license for Spot is for commercial use. It’s not intended for in-home needs or to operate around children.
With the $74,500 investment, you’ll receive a charger, two batteries, a tablet controller (with a separate charger), and a case for transportation and storage.
If you want to get work done with Spot, the Enhanced Autonomy Package is another $34,750. That upgrade includes 360-degree cameras, better communications, lights, and a Velodyne VLP-16. Even an extra battery will cost $4,620, and the option for expansion ports (only two of them!) is $1,275.
Are you interested in placing an order for a robot dog of your very own? If so, more information is available at shop.bostondynamics.com.