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'Spot' The Robot Dog Goes For A Little Stroll, And Gets Kicked Along The Way

02/11/2015 12:10 pm ET | Updated Feb 12, 2015

Meet Spot.

The new robot dog engineered by Google-owned Boston Dynamics can climb hills, stairs, and even keep its balance after it's given a sharp kick in the side (which happens at the 26-second mark in the video above.)

The electrically-powered Spot moves using a system of hydraulic pumps and valves, along with sensors that help it navigate rough terrain. The bot appears similar to, but smaller than, the company's 240-pound BigDog robot, which was created in 2005.

According to Boston Dynamics, "no robots were harmed in the making of the video."

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