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Four-legged 'robodog' leaps into action

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 00:44

A Chinese start-up is hoping its four legged 'robodog' can make quadruped robots as popular and affordable as smartphones and drones. Stuart McDill reports.

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Can you see Laikago keeping you company? It's Chinese developers hope their remote controlled robodog can become your faithful companion - as popular as your toy drone. Intended as a research platform, Laikago - named after Laika the first dog to orbit the earth - is about the size of a real dog, and weighs 22kg It is controlled remotely by an operator using a wifi link and can't operate autonomously. Unitree Robotics, based near Shanghai, says its already received orders from China and other countries and costs between US$20,000 and US$30,000.

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Four-legged 'robodog' leaps into action

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 00:44