Watch this Boston Dynamics dog-like robot open a door using its creepy arm

Robotics company Boston Dynamics is wowing the internet yet again with its latest release.

In a video released on Monday, two Spot Mini robots can be seen interacting with each other. One approaches a door and on seeing it is closed, signals to the other to come and help.

This 30kg robot has an arm-like fitting on top of it, enabling it to grasp the door handle and open the door for its companion to run through.

Those who spotted the video online were perturbed about the electric robot’s new abilities.

Boston Dynamics was formerly owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, but was sold to Japanese firm SoftBank in August 2017.

Evidently this has not slowed its work – in the last few months the company has given fans a sneak peek of a back-flipping robot and SpotMini’s new arm.

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