According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, a program for remote operations on the Internet, called Scout, has also been announced, which allows operators to control a fleet of Spot dogs from a virtual control room to work in places such as storage facilities and warehouses.
Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, the Spot can map and sense its environment, avoid obstacles, climb stairs and open doors, and robotic dogs can undertake dangerous tasks in a variety of harsh environments such as nuclear plants, offshore oil fields and construction sites.
The intelligent four-legged robotic dog was in development by Boston Dynamics for years before it was finally released in June of last year, but today marks the announcement of some major updates to the product line for 2021.
Boston Dynamics said potential customers can purchase Spot, Scout and Spot Arm through its sales team, without revealing pricing.
“Since Spot was first launched, we have worked closely with our customers to determine how best the robot can support their mission-critical applications,” said Robert Player, CEO of Boston Dynamics.
“Our customers want reliable data collection at dynamic remote, hazardous work sites, and we have developed new Spot products with these needs in mind, with the goal of facilitating the regular conduct of important remote inspections, and improving safety and operations,” added Player.
The robotic fifth party was not included in the final product last year, but will now be introduced as an add-on, which enables the robotic dog to do gardening and operate machinery in a warehouse.
Boston Dynamics said: “Now that Spot has an arm in addition to legs and cameras, he can do a mobile manipulation. He finds and picks up things (trash), tidies up the living room, opens doors, and takes care of the garden.