Boston Dynamics has launched their first-ever commercial bot in the middle of this year, a dream of robot-fanatics which took years to come true.
Meet Spot, the android of robots, Boston Dynamics’ first-ever commercial robot which can open doors, grab items and even map hazardous environments.
- Boston Dynamics, a company known for making futuristic robots for the American government, will launch their first commercial robot later this year.
- The robot, named Spot, is being promoted as the “Android of robotics”. This means companies can customize the robot to meet their specific needs.
- Spot can perform a range of tasks, including opening doors, picking up items and map hazardous environments like construction sites. Its athletic intelligence is what counts as its USP.
- The movement of the bot is left to the humans using modified gaming tablets but can be made to navigate on its own after mapping the environment.
- Boston Dynamics has used their experience very well in making the robot stay balanced on all types of terrains, using what they call – “low-level A.I.”.
- This marvellous robot also includes robotic arms capable of grabbing and manipulating objects; sensor arrays including thermal and 360-degree cameras; as well as radio units.
- The credit of the company achieving their long-time goal of commercialization is being given to the acquisition of the company in 2017 by Japanese tech giant SoftBank.
- According to industry experts, this looks less like a single product and more like a vision of the future.
By: Ishant Chaudhary, Editorial Desk, DKODING Media