Boston Dynamic’s Spot gets a new arm! And look what it can do!


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Spot is the quadruped robot by Boston Dynamics that climbs stairs and traverses rough terrain with unprecedented ease, yet is small enough to use indoors.

Now engineers have added a robotic arm to expand on the robot’s capabilities and now the possibilities of what you can do with this beast are mind blowing.

With the addition of the new arm to the legs and cameras, it can do mobile manipulation.

Spot is an agile mobile robot that navigates terrain with unprecedented mobility, allowing you to automate routine inspection tasks and data capture safely, accurately, and frequently. It finds and picks up objects (trash), tidies up the living room, opens doors, operates switches and valves, tends the garden, and generally has fun.

Motion of the hand, arm and body are automatically coordinated to simplify manipulation tasks and expand the arm’s workspace, making its reach essentially unbounded.

The behavior shown here was programmed using a new API for mobile manipulation that supports autonomy and user applications, as well as a tablet that lets users do remote operations.

To learn more visit: www.BostonDynamics.com/Spot


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