The company calls Stretch its “first commercial robot specifically designed for warehouse facilities and distribution centers.” Stretch’s “smart gripper” on the end of its arm. It can grab boxes from the top or the side, which gives it the ability to unload trucks and load pallets.
Boston Dynamics released a video on Monday of Stretch prototypes showing off their box-moving skills. The company’s famous robot dog spot has a cameo.
It’s still in development and Boston Dynamics is looking for customers to test it.
“Stretch combines Boston Dynamics’ advancements in mobility, perception and manipulation to tackle the most challenging, injury-prone case-handling tasks, and we’re excited to see it put to work,” Boston Dynamics CEO Robert Playter said Monday in a statement.