Spot Robot Testing at Construction Sites


Publication/Creation Date
October 11 2018
Creators/Contributors
Boston Dynamics (creator)
Takenaka Corporation (contributor)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
Advertisement
Description
Boston Dynamics began field testing the Spot robot for commercial usage around the world. After an initial mapping run, Spot autonomously navigated two dynamic construction sites in Tokyo and used a specialized payload for surveying work progress. An additional camera in its hand lets Spot do even more detailed inspection work on site. The Spot robot will be available in the second half of 2019 for a variety of applications.

In Black Mirror's season 4 episode entitled "MetalHead", director David Slade reported that he used Boston Dynamics' videos as inspiration for the four-legged, robo-dogs that hunt people down in the stark, dystopian landscape. 
HCI Platform
Robotical
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Entire Body
Marketing Keywords
Boston Dynamics, Spot, Black Mirror
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wND9goxDVrY
https://www.bostondynamics.com/spot

Date archived
November 9 2018
Last edited
May 28 2019
How to cite this entry
Boston Dynamics. (October 11 2018). "Spot Robot Testing at Construction Sites". Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3390