Fido meets Spot: A First Encounter of the Canine Kind

In an advance release from the next edition of the UNMANNED SYSTEMS NEWS (USN), a video posted by Steve Jurvetson shows Spot, a Boston Dynamics robot dog, playing with Fido, a terrier reportedly belonging to Android co-founder Andy Rubin. In this humorous encounter, a cute, inquisitive dog exhibiting canine behavior that evolved over millennia interacts with a robot quadruped that can operate autonomously or under remote control.

Thanks to CDR David Place (USN/Ret), davidplace47[at]gmail[dot]com, and Robin E. Alexander, President ATC, alexander technical[at]gmail[dot]com, for their assistance with this report, which is a pre-release update to their next edition of the UNMANNED SYSTEMS NEWS (USN). Video courtesy of the Sputnik YouTube channel.
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