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Boston Dynamics SpotMini robotic dog might be ‘perfect for the home’ but it could give your kids nightmares

THIS terrifying robot dog could be coming to a home near you.

The super-advanced machine is called SpotMini and has been designed by Boston Dynamics, which is famed for its weird and wonderful creations.

 SpotMini is covered in 3D vision cameras so it can detect its surroundings SpotMini is covered in 3D vision cameras so it can detect its surroundings

Secretive Dynamics has released a short clip of SpotMini roaming around a back garden, giving little away but that suggesting that it is “coming soon”.

The clip shows the 30kg electro-beast running, before stopping to look at the cameraman, with gestures that have an uncanny resemblance to a real dog.

SpotMini was first unveiled in 2016 by the company which is most famous for its 5 foot 9 humanoid robot, Atlas.

But with this latest video, it appears that his pet companion could be nearing launch.

 Boston Dynamics said the SpotMini would be perfect for the home or officeBoston Dynamics Boston Dynamics said the SpotMini would be perfect for the home or office

It looks a lot sleeker than previous versions and comes packed with 3D vision cameras on its exterior, so it can see its surroundings.

In a previous video produced to show off a prototype of potMini’s incredible skills, it can be seen loading up a dishwasher.

It was shown slipping on a banana skin, before picking itself up off the floor using an extendable neck, which appears to have not made it to the final version.

Unlike pesky Daleks, there’s nowhere to hide from SpotMini as it’s able to leap up flights of stairs, too.

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Boston Dynamics was bought by Google but later sold to Japanese investor SoftBank.

SoftBank is already rolling out some of their creations in Japan so it is a matter of time until they appear in the west.

Dynamics’ chief executive Marc Raibert said that he believed robotics will be “bigger than the internet” at a conference in October.

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SpotMini can roam for about 90 minutes on one charge, depending on what it is doing, Boston Dynamics said.

But the company has suffered embarrassing blunders in the past.

You can watch the moment Dynamic’s Atlas robot falls over during demonstration meant to show off its “nightmare-inducing” skills.

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