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Boston Dynamics’ latest robot doesn’t do backflips — and that’s a smart move

Boston Dynamics has made a name for itself through fascinating videos of biped and quadruped robots doing backflips, opening doors, and dancing to Uptown Funk. Now, it has revealed its latest gadget: A robot that looks like a huge overhead projector on wheels. It’s called Stretch, it doesn’t do backflips, it doesn’t dance, and it’s made to do one task: moving boxes. It sounds pretty boring. But this could, in fact, become the most successful commercial product of Boston Dynamics and turn it into a profitable company. What does Stretch do? Stretch has a box-like base with a set of…This story continues at The Next Web