Boston Dynamic robotic dog 'Spot' grabs the attention of real canine

WALTHAM, Mass. — A video that captures a small dog's ferocious battle with a four-legged robot in a Massachusetts parking lot has more than one million views on YouTube.

The 160-pound robotic dog, called "Spot," is the latest creation from Google's Boston Dynamics. The company has gained recognition for developing all-terrain robots for the U.S. military.

The machine towers over Fido, its furry counterpart, but eventually gives in to the canine's incessant barking.

Spot was first developed for the U.S. Marine Corps for scouting or hauling cargo.

The robot that squares off with Fido is the only one of its kind that exists outside of the military.

Boston Dynamics, which was acquired by Google in 2013, is also developing a 5-foot-9-inch manlike robot.
The company is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.