There are other firms besides Boston Dynamics that produce futuristic quadrupedal robots.
The Unitree Go1, a robust-looking four-legged bot with costs starting at R46 000, was unveiled last year by Chinese company Unitree Robotics (For contrast, the Spot robot from Boston Dynamics costs R1 276 604)
An army of robot dogs. What could go wrong?
Large-scale testing of "Unitree Go1" dog robots. Each weighs 12kg, can reach 17 km/h, and carry loads up to 10kg
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The $2,700 Go1 Air, $3,500 Go1, and $8,500 Go1 Edu are the three price points for the Go1. Each is approximately 12 kg (26 lbs) in weight, and the more expensive ones have more powerful processors and sensors (the Go1 Edu is the only version with an unspecified programming API). Although only the more expensive models reach the claimed top speed of 17 km/h, it appears that automatic person-following and obstacle-avoidance come standard.