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Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics

An engineering and robotics design company founded in 1992 and headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Boston Dynamics is an engineering and robotics design company headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. The company was founded in 1992 by Marc Raibert and is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group.Boston Dynamics was acquired by SoftBank on June 8, 2017 for an undisclosed amount of money. 

Robots

Handle

Handle is a mobile box handling robot for warehouses.

Spot

Spot is a nimble robot that handles objects, climbs stairs, and operates in offices, homes and outdoors.

Atlas

Atlas' control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation.

Pick

Pick is a deep-learning based robot designed for robotic depalletizing.

Spot Classic

Spot Classic is a four-legged, electrically powered and hydraulically actuated robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation.

LS3

LS3 was designed to go anywhere Marines and soldiers go on foot, helping carry their load. LS3 was funded by DARPA and the US Marine Corps.

WildCat

Powered by a methanol burning engine, the WildCat robot is a free running quadruped robot that runs at 32 km/h. 

BigDog

BigDog has four legs that are articulated like an animal’s, with compliant elements to absorb shock and recycle energy from one step to the next.

SandFlea

Sand Flea is a small robot with 4 wheels and a mighty jumping leg. It drives like an RC car on flat terrain, but can jump 10 m into the air to jump over obstacles.

RHex

RHex is a six-legged robot with remarkable mobility on rough terrain. Independently controlled legs produce specialized gaits that propel it over rough terrain with minimal operator input.

Funding

Venture

On February 6, 2019 Boston Dynamics completed a venture capital round with $37 million in funding from SoftBank. 

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Boston Dynamics, Maker of Scary Fast Robots, Raises $37 Million from Softbank; Sales to Begin in 2019

Jimmy Aki

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February 6, 2019

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