Meet SpotMini, the dishwashing dog-bot

Robot development company Boston Dynamics has revealed its latest creation: SpotMini.

It's a Golden Retriever-sized robot that could someday take over not just the family pet, but the housecleaner too.

The agile beast uses electric motors to move around and has an extensive suite of sensors that allow it to climb stairs, wash dishes and deliver drinks.

But it still has some bugs that need to be ironed out, as the dog-bot still hasn't learned to 'drop' properly.