Live in a no pets building? We have the non-furry companion for you — the sophisticated new ‘bot Spot. Built by top robotics firm Boston Dynamics it looks like an artist’s minimalist sculpture, a futuristic abstraction of a pooch. This four-legged wonder is fully programmable, with a top speed of 3 mph, a runtime of 90 minutes per charge of its swapable battery, and is agile enough to handle a wide variety of terrain, including stairs. It makes a fun, and conversation-starting jogging companion. As it was originally designed for industrial use, Spot is a workhorse that can handle loads up to 30 pounds. While 360-degree cameras and sensors let it neatly avoid obstacles, IP54 certification means it’s protected against dust and rain. He’s even functioned as a Service Dog, helping triage patients and delivering food and medicine from afar. All this awesomeness doesn’t come cheap, but for $74,500, you get the added elan of knowing that several of your e-pet’s siblings work at Space X; BostonDynamics.com.
Under the guidance of General Director & CEO Susan Danis, the Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has grown into the world-class powerhouse it is today — while reflecting the Miami community, both in its staff and what it puts on stage. At the forefront is the central notion that Opera is for everyone.
The Fuoripista combines sculptural and architectural beauty with remarkable functionality, allowing for training session that faithfully recreate a real road race while sitting on a work of art.