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About Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics is the global leader in developing and deploying highly mobile robots capable of tackling industry's toughest challenges.

Innovation in motion

Our robots are equipped with advanced mobility, dexterity, and intelligence, enabling automation in unstructured or hard-to-traverse spaces, from industrial plants and construction sites to distribution centers and warehouses.

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Changing Your Idea of What Robots Can Do

Our Mission

Boston Dynamics’ mission is to imagine and create exceptional robots that enrich people’s lives. We see this work as the next step in the evolution of machines that reduce the danger, repetition, and physically difficult aspects of work.

Our Vision

We are driven to create robots that will fit seamlessly into our lives and expand our potential. Boston Dynamics has just begun to scratch the surface of what robots can do, and we are excited to be building the future for today, tomorrow, and beyond.

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Photo Credit: BuildingPoint Scandinavia with LNS

Over 30 Years of Expertise

We set out to build a robot that could go where people go. 

The commonly referenced “dull, dirty, and dangerous” tasks of robotics don’t always occur on a neatly organized factory floor. They pop up in the natural world and human-built environments. Our designs are ultimately motivated by functionality—to move and balance dynamically in unstructured, unknown, or antagonistic terrain.

 

Today, we combine an established legacy, roots in R&D, and an entrepreneurial mindset to create the foundation for our commercial organization.

Robots working in the real world

Spot, our quadruped robot, is unlocking digital transformation for hundreds of customers. Stretch, a versatile case handling robot, is automating back-breaking warehouse tasks. And Atlas, the world's most dynamic humanoid robot, is pushing the boundaries of robotics R&D and taking the first steps toward a true general purpose robot.

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Founding Boston Dynamics Stepping Out of the Lab Standing Up Atlas Launching Spot Introducing Stretch Powering Transformation

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Founding Boston Dynamics

Marc Raibert spins off from the MIT Leg Lab to start Boston Dynamics, joined soon after by Robert Playter

2004

Stepping Out of the Lab

BigDog is our first quadruped robot to leave the lab and venture into real world terrain

2013

Standing Up Atlas

The first generation Atlas makes its debut, demonstrating full body balance and agility

2020

Launching Spot

Spot becomes commercially available, first to early adopters and then to other industrial customers

2021

Introducing Stretch

Stretch is unveiled as our first-purpose built robot, tackling a specific set of warehousing challenges

Today

Powering Transformation

Today, hundreds of customers rely on our solutions to transform the way they work and extend their reach

Trusted by industry-leading organizations around the world

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The Latest Developments from Boston Dynamics

Stay up to date with what we’ve been working on, from the results of our R&D lab to our latest commercial news.

Setting the modern standard of robotics

Boston Dynamics develops robots to make work easier and more effective. See how we’re creating a future that includes the safe, ethical, and innovative use of robots.

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Boston Dynamics Ethical Principles

We strive to create a future in which humans and machines work together to improve everyone's safety and quality of life.

Help us bring useful, dynamic robotics to the forefront.

“At Boston Dynamics, we know our people are the driving force behind our success. We believe in building diverse teams in an inclusive, highly collaborative environment and we welcome anyone who has a passion for cutting edge technology and a shared believe that diversity drives innovation.”

Rachel Salamone

Chief People Officer

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Ready to do more with robots?

Contact our team to learn more and get started.