Spot Robot Testing at Construction Sites
Publication/Creation DateOctober 11 2018
DescriptionBoston 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.
Date archivedNovember 9 2018
Last editedSeptember 29 2019