The American firm has previously revealed the Handle robot jumping around. However, a new video has emerged showing the technology being used in a more practical working environment, carrying boxes weighing about 11lb (5kg) – though it is capable of taking three times that.
Handle is seen working autonomously, quickly and carefully stacking boxes in a neat row on to pallets, providing a glimpse of how warehouse technology could be revolutionised in the future.
It uses a vision system to track marked pallets for navigation and individual boxes that can then be grasped and placed elsewhere.
Boston Dynamics is known for showing the world a new level of robotics, with human-like robots capable of doing parkour and a four-legged robot that looks like a dog among its creations.