Introducing SpotMini

SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is one of the quietest robots we have ever built. It has a variety of sensors, including depth cameras, a solid state gyro (IMU) and proprioception sensors in the limbs. These sensors help with navigation and mobile manipulation. SpotMini performs some tasks autonomously, but often uses a human for high-level guidance. For more information about SpotMini visit our website at http://www.BostonDynamics.com

Introducing SpotMini • /r/robotics

SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is one of the quietest robots we have ever built. It has a variety of sensors, including depth cameras, a solid state gyro (IMU) and proprioception sensors in the limbs. These sensors help with navigation and mobile manipulation. SpotMini performs some tasks autonomously, but often uses a human for high-level guidance. For more information about SpotMini visit our website at www.BostonDynamics.com

Introducing SpotMini • /r/robotics

Five Ways to Master Google Analytics 360

Five Ways to Master Google Analytics 360: Analytics in the real world is often a dirty and confusing affair, because getting it right is always more than just dropping technology onto a page and building reports off the data surplus.

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Contrast between WIFI & LIFI Infographic


Have you ever thought of a world where LED bulbs communicate data? Well, this could be a reality in the near future. LiFi, a fresh, new wireless visible light communication technology, employs LED bulbs for data sharing. This networking wonder, invented by Harold Haas, can transfer data up to 100 times faster than that of WiFi implementations. Compared to WiFi, that uses radio frequency waves, LiFi does not exhibit any electromagnetic interference.


LiFi can be used in denser medium like sea water. It can be accessed in places where WiFi is normally un-operational like airplanes, submarines and hospitals. As light cannot penetrate walls, LiFi can be used by intelligence agencies as it offers deeply secure connectivity. Hence, highly confidential data can be easily transferred without the fear of hacking. LiFi will outrun WiFi systems in the coming years. The following infographic from cabotsolutions.com. outlines the distinction between WiFi and LiFi.


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Jack Ma plans to buy 20% stake in Ascend Money

“Ascend Group Co Ltd was spun off from True Corporation and is a subsidiary of the Charoen Pokphand Group Co Ltd, which has interests in agriculture, retail businesses and telecommunications.

Ascend Nano is a microfinance and personal loans provider with staff throughout Southeast Asia. Its goal is to spread e-commerce and electronic payments services to places where many users lack bank accounts such as Myanmar and Indonesia.”

Jack Ma plans to buy 20% stake in Ascend Money

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your ‘To Read’ Pile This Summer

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your ‘To Read’ Pile This Summer

Startup Grind: Talk with Eric Schmidt

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner discuss Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. Learn more at: Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn