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Boston Dynamics' Robodog Roams New Zealand Countryside for Sheep Herding

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Boston Dynamics' Spot robot takes a break with some sheep.

New Zealand software firm Rocos has partnered with Boston Dynamics to give help the latters robotic dog learn to herd sheep.


New Zealand software firm Rocos last week announced a partnership with Boston Dynamics to repurpose the latter's four-legged robotic dog for sheep herding.

Rocos develops software for remote robot operation, and its cloud platform will enable Boston Dynamics' Spot robot line to counter strain from worker shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and help boost New Zealand's food production.

The Spot robot, equipped with heat, LiDAR, gas, and high-resolution video sensors, can navigate rough terrain to capture data in real time.

Said Rocos CEO David Inggs, "The age of autonomous robots is upon us. Our customers are augmenting their human workforces to automate physical processes that are often dull, dirty, or dangerous."

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