You can control the Boston Dynamics robot dog with a Playstation controller

The Boston Dynamics robot dog is extremely famous. We have been tracking it for many months, even when it started to be put up for sale, or when it first opened the doors, resisting jostling from humans.

The fact is that it continues to be the protagonist of the technology media, and now the person in charge is the startup Formant, based in San Francisco.

They have created a technology that allows you to remotely control a robot dog from home, using a Playstation controller, as if it were a game. They offered an example to the CNET medium, where a reporter recounted her experience in the first person.

We just have to open the internet browser and have a stable internet connection. In the demonstration we see how software allows us to control a wide variety of robots, from underwater drones to automated guided vehicles. In this case, Spot is the first robot that can reliably navigate the world in an unstructured environment.

CNET reporter Lexy Savvides pulled the robot dog from over a kilometer away in her living room, using a PlayStation controller to steer it through a park in San Francisco. A human manipulator was by his side the entire time, just in case.

The robot dog went on sale for more than $ 70,000 earlier this year and has been used on oil rigs, construction sites and even hospitals during the ongoing pandemic.

Those who wish to live the experience can fill out a form on the Formant website, as the company is looking to test its software on children and others, who are not particularly interested in the technology.

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