Boston Dynamics is an engineering and robotics design company headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. The company was founded by Marc Raibert .Boston Dynamics appeared in 1992 on the basis of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), then it was acquired by Alphabet in 2013, Softbank in 2017 and Hyundai in 2021. It is known that Hyundai paid $1.1 billion for the acquisition of the Boston Dynamics stake. The company's key competitors are robot manufacturers such as RE2 Robotics.
During its existence, the company received $37 million in funding. The exact profit of the startup is unknown, but according to reports, in 2020 it sold about 250 Spot robots at a price of $74,500 each, earning $18,625,000. Also for sale at a price of $75,000, Pick is not a separate robot, but an improvement for existing ones. 3 new robots are planned to be released in the coming years. It is expected that Boston Dynamics will reach profitability in 2023-2024.
Handle is a mobile box handling robot for warehouses.
Spot is a nimble robot that handles objects, climbs stairs, and operates in offices, homes and outdoors.
Atlas' control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation.
Pick is a deep-learning based robot designed for robotic depalletizing.
Spot Classic is a four-legged, electrically powered and hydraulically actuated robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation.
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.
Powered by a methanol burning engine, the WildCat robot is a free running quadruped robot that runs at 32 km/h.
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.
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 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.
On February 6, 2019 Boston Dynamics completed a venture capital round with $37 million in funding from SoftBank.
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