Boston Dynamics robo-dog Spot cleans, gardens and skips

Boston Dynamics's Spot robot can now be fully remote-controlled from anywhere in the world, using a web browser-based platform called Scout.

Previously it needed to be controlled via a bespoke tablet, which meant the operator had to be nearby.

To mark the announcement, the firm - which was recently taken over by Hyundai - has released video showing it being put to new uses included gardening, tidying the home and - for some reason - jumping over a skipping rope.

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