Named Laikago (after the Soviet space dog Laika) the robot is able to walk on surfaces ranging from stony ground to grassy slopes, and also boasts a neat stability system that enables it recover from being kicked.
Despite the outward resemblance, the Chinese robot is a simpler device than Boston Dynamics’ technology. It is currently remotely operated via a wifi controller and is not capable of autonomous operation. What’s more, unlike Big Dog and Spot, it doesn’t feature any Lidar or video vision systems.
According to information on its website, Unitree plans to mass-produce the technology as a research platform for scientists and robotics researchers.