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Boston Dynamics Sues for Lost Profits on Robotic-Dog Patents (1)

Nov. 14, 2022, 6:59 PMUpdated: Nov. 14, 2022, 9:31 PM

Boston Dynamics Inc. alleges that two models of robotic dogs made by Ghost Robotics Corp. infringe as many as seven patents for “core technology” used in Boston Dynamics’ four- and two-legged robots such as Spot, designed for industrial and commercial uses.

The lawsuit targets Ghost Robotics’ quadrupedal unmanned ground vehicles, or Q-UGVs—specifically its Vision 60 and Spirit 40 products—according to a complaint filed Nov. 11 and docketed Monday in the US District Court for the District of Delaware.

Boston Dynamics claims the Q-UGVs infringe its patents, including ones related to systems and methods for robots to self-right and to negotiate ...