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'Adorable' Google robot can load a dishwasher

Newly-released video shows the SpotMini robot dancing, taking a nasty spill and getting back on its feet

PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 June, 2016, 1:30am
UPDATED : Friday, 24 June, 2016, 11:14am

Google's latest robot can load your dishwasher while melting your heart. 

Boston Dynamics, the robotics company that Google is reportedly selling to Toyota, just released a new video of its SpotMini robot.

The small all-electric bot can run for 90 minutes on a single charge.

It can crouch under tables:


And, most incredibly, pick up a glass and then place it into the dishwasher: 

But even a robot as multi-talented as SpotMini can't withstand the treachery of an abandoned banana peel:

(Don't worry, SpotMini gets back to its feet on its own.)

In the video description, the company says that SpotMini can perform some tasks autonomously, but often relies on "high-level guidance." 

At this point, Boston Dynamics has made a bunch of these videos showing off their advanced robots, though some are less adorable, more unsettling than SpotMini. 

The last video of the humanoid robot, Atlas, even prompted Google's director of communications to send an email (obtained by Bloomberg) to colleagues about the "negative threads about it being terrifying, ready to take humans' jobs" and warning them to distance themselves from it. 

Watch the full video (trust us, it's worth every second) here:

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