Unitree Robotics has just announced an update to its AlienGo robot that allows it to spring backwards like some kind of wildcat. The robot can also map its surroundings as it hisses and bumps through your environment. As usual, laser blasters and buzzsaw feet not included.

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By John Biggs

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