Watch What Happens When Google’s Robot Dog Meets The Real Dog

Posted: Mar 2 2016, 8:31pm CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

Watch: What Happens When Google’s Robot Dog Meets the Real Dog

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The latest video shows the ultimate terrier and robot dog face-off.

Boston Dynamics has released a new video showing the ultimate canine face-off.

In the latest video, the real dog is seen barking and chasing robo-dog and it appears that both are not getting along too well.

The robot dog is named “Spot,” a creation of Google’s Boston Dynamics. Spot was originally designed to ease off troop’s load by carrying 400 or more pounds of weight but it had been rejected by military because of its shortcomings.

“As marines were using it, there was the challenge of seeing the potential possibility because of the limitations of the robot itself, “said Kyle Olson, spokesperson from Marine Corps Warfighting Lab. “They look it as it was: a loud robot that’s going to give away their position.”

The real dog in the video is named “Alex” and it is a terrier owned by Andy Rubin, co-founder of mobile operating system Android.

The robot-dog is completely controller-driven. It weighs around 160 pounds, 10 times as much as the real dog. Still relatively small terrier is not too impressed and kept on growling at the robot.

The human controller is making robot look like its backing away from the barking, which only encouraged the real dog to reach more ferociously.

Watch the uncanny interaction between Google's dog and real dog below

Boston Dynamics recently released a very impressive video of the Atlas, a humanoid robot. Watch this is a must see robotics video.

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