WATCH | UJ's AI dog climbs stairs, rolls over as student shows off latest robotics addition

10 September 2021 - 07:52
By Deepa Kesa

Spot is the latest addition to University of Johannesburg’s AI department and the robotic dog is causing a stir on campus.

TimesLIVE filmed the slick yellow robot in action as he climbed stairs, rolled over and navigated through tricky doorways.

The 35kg remote-controlled dog was manufactured by Boston Dynamics in the US and was named “Spot”. The robot will be used at the university for a number of tasks that include navigation, research and inspection.