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Spot is surprisingly good at pulling Adam Savage in a rickshaw

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Boston Dynamics has always talked about Spot’s ability to go places too dangerous for humans, whether it’s checking for gas leaks or disposing of bombs and other hazardous materials. But now, former MythBusters host Adam Savage has developed a new use for the expensive robodog: pulling him around in a homemade rickshaw.

The project came about after Savage was loaned a Boston Dynamics robot for a year back in January. Although he says that riding atop Spot directly isn’t possible because of the amount of weight the robot can handle, pulling a rickshaw is a good replacement. “I [wanted] an early video to be a simple task that we give Spot that is fun and evocative and strange and hilarious,” the presenter explains in the video.

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