Boston Dynamics has expanded the capabilities of its dog-like Spot robot, introducing new remote control software, a new robotic arm attachment, and an entirely new version of self-recharging. These skills are expected to further expand the appeal of these nimble quadruped robots, which are taking over jobs in every field around the globe.
The newly announced Spot version with self-charging is named Enterprise Spot and comes with a tailor-made dock. The robot can detect the base and bend over on top of it to take over the charging position when its battery needs to be recharged, either through programming or the home back button on the attached tablet interface.
This dock also allows Spot Enterprise to upload data collected during its mission over an Ethernet connection. In addition, Boston Dynamics has upgraded the hardware for this version of Spot, under which they say it offers greater safety, communication capabilities and allows it to operate autonomously over a wider range.
Boston Dynamics has also introduced new web-based software called Scout, which allows operators to control virtual robots. This means starting pre-programmed autonomous missions or controlling the robot manually as it does its business.
Back in 2018, we saw Boston Dynamics show off an action arm attachment for Spot that works with onboard sensors to open the door for a fellow robot. Spot Arm features a newly released 4K camera that is a customer version of the technology, allowing owners of their robots to grasp, lift and carry a variety of objects, pull levers, valve openers and hand rotation knobs and knobs to open doors.
Since Boston Dynamics opened Spot sales in September 2019, we have seen robots assigned a variety of jobs, including shepherds in New Zealand, scanning Ford factories for retrofitting, inspecting construction sites. set up in London and help protect frontline health workers from COVID-19. Boston Dynamics says more than 400 Spots are now around the world for their trading business and hopefully these new features will only increase their appeal.
“Since Spot’s first launch, we’ve been working closely with our customers to determine how the robot can best support applications,” said Robert Playter, CEO of Boston Dynamics. important in their mission. “Our customers want reliable data collection in remote, dangerous and dynamic workplaces. We have developed new Spot products with these needs and with the goal of making it easier to perform critical checks on a regular and remote basis, and to improve safety and performance ”.
You can check out the promotional video for Spot Enterprise below
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Source: Boston Dynamics