New Delhi: A video of a robot pulling a rickshaw has gone viral on social media. The video features American special effects designer and TV personality Adam Savage sitting on the rickshaw that is being pulled by a robot dog. Savage can be heard exclaiming, “This is amazing!”
The robot dog, named Spot, is an “agile mobile robot” developed by American engineering and robotics design company Boston Dynamics. As per their website, Spot can traverse “terrain with unprecedented mobility”, NDTV report said.
Though the video is of February, it again went viral after IAS officer Supriya Sahu tweeted it from her official handle.
Captioning the 24-second clip, Sahu wrote, “Future Rickshaws! See this amazing prototype of a robot-driven Rickshaw carriage.”
Future Rickshaws 😳! See this amazing prototype of a robot-driven Rickshaw carriage
Credits – Adam Savage- Boston Dynamics pic.twitter.com/YAN3YAjQoJ
— Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) October 19, 2020
Replying to the post, a Twitter user wittily replied, “Waiting for someone to design a Robot who will go to office on bahalf of me…!!”