The Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot was the main attraction of the TechCrunch Robotics Sessions conference at the U.C. Berkeley, California, on Friday.
"Robots run away with Technogony". said Julie Cecchetti, a student at Penn State University who hopes one day to work in robotics research.
The increasing agility of robots is changing the industry from agriculture to warehousing.
Soft Robotics, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, uses flexible robotic arms in their machines to pack sensitive objects such as eggs and pick tomatoes from trees.
Driscoll's, the world's largest berry trader, tests an automatic strawberry harvester
And John Deere is also investing heavily in technology and automating its tractors and combines equipped with Computer Vision technology.
"Like facial technology, it goes through the fields, identifying weeds compared to crops," says Alex Purdy, head of John Deere Labs,