Google's SpotMini robot loads the dishwasher

Boston Dynamics' latest robot appears to be designed to help in the kitchen.

The robotics business - which is owned by Google's parent Alphabet - has created a dog-themed machine that replaces the liquid-powered pistons of earlier designs with an all-electric system.

As a consequence, SpotMini's engineers say it is one of the quietest robots they have ever built. They made a video showing the robot loading a dishwasher.