Boston Dynamics' Spot robot has been demonstrating increasingly impressive feats to the world over the past year. And now the little four-legged bot may soon be showing off its talents at the circus. But not just any circus -- Cirque du Soleil. The purveyor of perhaps the most extravagant of live shows, Cirque du Soleil confirmed it's discussing making Spot a part of its performances. The talks were earlier reported by AP News.
Boston Dynamics didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Spot robot "dog," set to, is meant to monitor construction sites, provide remote inspection at gas, oil and power installations and aid in public safety, according to Boston Dynamics.
Spot is cute if you've seen its, or a little creepy if you watch Black Mirror. It's also not the only creation from Boston Dynamics. The team has released footage of , and the Atlas robot, .
Originally published Sept. 27, 1:08 p.m. PT.
Update, 1:57 p.m.: Adds confirmation from Cirque du Soleil.