A New Zealand-based robotics company Rocos has shared a video of a robot dog called Spot herding sheep across grassy pastures.
Rocos plans to develop a system that will remotely manage Spot and automate fleets so that they can function independently.
In addition to herding sheep, Spot robots might also harvest crops, inspect yields or create real-time maps, Rocos says.
Rocos hopes to use its technology to remotely design and edit missions and collect sensor data. In other words, users might be able to herd sheep in New Zealand from anywhere in the world.
Spot is constantly learning new tricks.
Mostly recently, Boston Dynamics trained the four-legged robot to help triage COVID-19 patients. We’ve also seen Spot navigate an office, hold the door for a friend, pull a rickshaw and haul a box truck. Police in Massachusetts are reportedly testing Spot as a “mobile remote observation device”.