Supplier: Boston Dynamics

Leading robotics company Boston Dynamics is dedicated to producing outstanding robots that will improve people’s lives. They design intelligent, agile, and mobile robots with superior mobility to handle repetitive tasks and hazardous environments.  Boston Dynamics’ well-known robots include Stretch and Spot

Stretch is a mobile manipulation robot created for difficult warehouse automation tasks, whereas Spot is a dynamic sensing solution created for unstructured and human-purposed situations.

Focus Technologies

Boston Dynamics – Spot® Enterprise

Product type: Inspection Robot

Spot is an agile mobile robot with unmatched mobility over terrain and can automate regular inspection tasks and data collection in a way that is reliable, frequent, and safe. The robot’s capabilities can be enhanced by adding payloads from Boston Dynamics or other third parties with a combined weight of 14kg.

Utilising the Developer Platform, developers can create original Spot software and payload hardware. The Spot Software Development Kit (SDK) allows application developers to access sensor data, control the robot and connect with Spot’s autonomy system. Through mechanical, electrical, communication, and software interfaces, payload developers can upgrade Spot with additional computational power or specialized sensors.

We are Africa’s authorised Spot partner, and with Spot we also offer routine inspection tasks and data capture solutions to optimize production.

Spot’s Capabilities:
  • Can power and carry payloads of up to 14kg
  • Can be controlled remotely with the use of a tablet application and built-in stereo cameras
  • Can be programmed to gather repeatable and reliable data with Autonomous Autowalk missions
  • Can utilise 360-degree awareness to map the operational area and avoid obstacles
  • Can attach and integrate third party hardware using mounting rails and payload ports
Spot in Mining:
  • Spot can perform inspections underground in stopes where it is unsafe for humans to enter
  • After blasting Spot can be sent with an air quality station (AQS) including gas sensors (Maestro Digital Mine) to the working face to detect CO and other harmful blast gasses to accelerate re-entry
  • Capture 3D Digital twins using sophisticated SLAM LiDAR payloads like those from Emesent

View Spec Sheet Here