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Jeff Bezos Takes Robotic Dog For A Walk

The Amazon CEO posted a picture of himself walking next to a robotic canine built by robotics firm Boston Dynamics.

“Taking my new dog for a walk at the #MARS2018 conference,”

Amazon’s invite-only robotics conference, which focuses on machine-learning, robotic trends and space, kicked off on Monday.

The “dog” — named SpotMini — might look familiar: It’s the same robot that generated buzz in February for opening a door by itself. Boston Dynamics’ website describes it as a “a nimble robot that handles objects, climbs stairs, and will operate in offices, homes and outdoors.”

At about a size of a Springer Spaniel, the robot dog weighs in at 55 pounds and stands nearly 3 feet tall.

Bezos tends to leave an impression at the MARS conference. Last year, he wore a 14-foot tall robot suit designed by South Korean company Hankook Mirae.

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