Ro­bots made fa­mous on YouTube headed to the cir­cus:

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Sunday Special -

An­i­mal-like ro­bots that started out as a mil­i­tary-funded re­search pro­ject might be shipped off to the cir­cus in­stead. Cirque du Soleil says it’s in talks with ro­bot maker Bos­ton Dy­nam­ics about us­ing the four-legged Spot ro­bot in its live shows. The ag­ile ro­bots walk, climb stairs and open doors. They have be­come fa­mous on YouTube but haven’t been ap­plied com­mer­cially. Now, the Waltham ro­bot­ics firm re­vealed in a YouTube post this week that Spot is now in mass pro­duc­tion and ship­ping to se­lect cus­tomers for such uses as mon­i­tor­ing con­struc­tion sites or in­spect­ing en­ergy fa­cil­i­ties, AP re­ports.

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