Watch a rare video of robots jumping and dancing inside one of America's leading robotics firms
60 Minutes" got a rare, inside look at American robotics giant Boston Dynamics.
- Inside the company's headquarters,
robotsleap and dance.
- Spot and
Atlas, the company's dog-like and humanoid robots, are featured prominently.
Maybe you've seen Boston Dynamics' eerily lifelike robots dancing or pulling a massive truck or hiking through the woods, but a new video offers a rare glimpse inside the place where the machines are created.
As "60 Minutes" correspondent and CNN anchor
Cooper visited the headquarters of Boston Dynamics in Waltham, Massachusetts, for a segment that aired this weekend. Inside, he got a tour of the company that has dominated popular interest in robotics for years.
In the lengthy segment, he speaks with founder Marc Raibert and sees a demonstration of the company's
Having emerged from MIT, Boston Dynamics was purchased by Google in 2013 and was subsequently sold twice - first to Softbank, and then to South Korean automaker Hyundai in late 2020.
The robotics maker is notorious for releasing amusing, if occasionally eerie, videos of its robots performing animal-like or humanoid tasks. It began selling its flagship robot, the dog-like Spot, in November 2020 for a starting price of $75,000.
Check out the full segment from "60 Minutes" right here:
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