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I’m a little worried about this episode of “Black Mirror” (or: Boston Dynamics’ robot “dog” is now commercially available)

It’s official — if you’ve got $74,500 burning a hole in your pocket and the possibility of turning the world into one of the bleakest episodes of Black Mirror doesn’t faze you, you can order Boston Dynamics’ the Spot Explorer development kit from

The kit includes the following:

  • 1 “Spot” robo-dog / soulless future ravager of humanity
  • 2 batteries
  • 1 battery charger
  • 1 tablet controller
  • 1 robot case
  • 1 power case
  • Python client packages for Spot APIs.

Wait a minute…it’s programmable in Python? Okay, now I’m very interested…

For more, see this new ad for Spot: