Boston Dynamics flaunts Stretch the tentacled warehouse robot

Boston Dynamics is known for Spot, the charming robot dog. The organization’s freshest robot presumably can’t jump rope, however Stretch can deal with boxes with its long arm total with marvelous attractions cups.

The organization considers Stretch its “first commercial robot specifically designed for warehouse facilities and distribution centers.” Stretch’s “smart gripper” on the finish of its arm is especially fascinating. It can grab boxes from the top or the side, which enables it to unload trucks and load pallets.

Boston Dynamics released a video on Monday of Stretch prototypes flaunting their box-moving abilities. Spot even makes a cameo appearance close to the start.

Stretch’s base is adequately little to fit anyplace a pallet does. The robot is as yet being developed, and Boston Dynamics is searching for clients to test it. The organization expects to release Stretch commercially in 2022 and hasn’t yet uncovered a price tag.

“Stretch combines Boston Dynamics’ advancements in mobility, perception and manipulation to tackle the most challenging, injury-prone case-handling tasks, and we’re excited to see it put to work,” Boston Dynamics CEO Robert Playter said Monday in a statement.

Stretch appears to be a reasonable expansion to Boston Dynamics’ robotic lineup, of which the flexible Spot is the star. The organization’s humanoid Atlas robot is additionally pompous however is in reality to a greater degree a tech and research demo than such a bot you may really work with someday.