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Alpha Dog--I've got a scanner to sell you!
https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/ch ... amics-spot

China Unveils "AlphaDog" - An Affordable Alternative To The Terrifying "Robo-Dog"
"For years readers have read our countless notes on Boston Dynamics' four-legged Spot robot. Now there's a new robo-dog in town, and its name is "AlphaDog."

Chinese tech firm, Welian, has developed the Chinese version of Spot called AlphaDog, which is already on sale for $2,400. Compared to the $74,500 price tag of Spot, this robo-dog is more affordable than the US version."

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Motion Control Highlights of AlphaDog’s Daily Test

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https://www.zerohedge.com/political/nyp ... r-backlash
NYPD Puts Down Robot Dog After Backlash
"A subpoena from City Councilman Ben Kallos and Council Speaker Corey Johnson revealed the NYPD's leasing contract with Boston Dynamics, amounted to $94,000. The leasing agreement was terminated on April 22. The original lease agreement was through August.

The termination of the lease was due to a series of incidents where the four-legged robot was deployed to a house invasion in the Bronx in February and a low-income housing project in Manhattan for patrol. Critics likened it to a surveillance robo-dog out of the dystopic TV series "Black Mirror."
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"But for now, this is a casualty of politics, bad information and cheap sound bytes," he said. "We should have named it 'Lassie.'"
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Bill Neidhardt, a spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said he was "glad the Digidog was put down."

A spokesperson for Boston Dynamics said Wednesday its robots are not designed to be used as weapons nor used to intimidate people.

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