Many of us are probably used to a thought that the modern high-tech robots are only suitable for fascinating demonstrations in laboratory settings but hardly for anything more than that. However, this is not the case. In this video captured several weeks ago, we can see a robot-dog from Boston Dynamics inspecting the SpaceX prototype rocket test site.
SpaceX is one of the most technologically advanced companies in the world, and it is no wonder that they opt to use rather expensive robots to gather every possible bit of data that could be crucial for the success of upcoming missions. And, the decision to use robots for rocket site inspections is obviously a logical one, because these cybernetic ‘creatures’ can relatively easily reach the spots that are out of access for humans because of harsh environmental conditions.