Boston Dynamics has returned, once again, to update its dog robot called Spot. These are the novelties that it brings with it.
Robotics has made a qualitative leap in recent decades. Such is the change that has occurred that, at present, we can count on existing models to provide solutions to multiple sectors. Even so, it is important to keep in mind that the units designed for the industrial field are still the most outstanding in the market. Artificial intelligence systems have, however, allowed increase the chances of success of this technology in other respects.
One of the most popular is the assistance to natural persons. Can you imagine a robot in the shape of a humanoid helping you, for example, to cook or iron? This could be a lot closer than you think. One need only look at the example of Tesla’s Optimus to understand how far robotics has grown in this direction. Well, there are companies that have made significant progress in this area.
The best example of this is shown to us by Boston Dynamics, a company that we have already talked about on countless occasions. Spot, its maximum exponent, can’t seem to stop adding features. If a few weeks ago we saw how it acts in Pompeii in terms of maintenance, today we are witnessing the arrival of other additional actions for a model that can perfectly reach the market in the short term. Its proposal is different and meets the necessary requirements to carry out different types of activities.
So let’s see what they are. the latest features associated with its technology, why it is a very interesting alternative in terms of sustainability and, of course, to what extent it has a commercial spirit after the addition of these additional services. Here are the keys to a concept that has several years of research and development behind it.
Spot and its ability to be successful after adding new features
Spot is known for adding additional services to be able to perform surveillance tasks. Now, what kind of equipment does a new update incorporate? Among the novelties that the team of researchers and professionals from Boston Dynamics has included, the presence of 5G connectivity technology is particularly striking, as well as a system that allows you to obtain graphic information in color or the provision of a new type of controlamong others.
This robotic quadruped now has a total of 5 cameras with color vision that allow your ECU to map what is around to avoid crashing into obstacles. In addition, this technology allows you to improve space management, which has a special impact on the available autonomy. It is, therefore, a very interesting option that increases the maximum time of use, something that makes this model a more efficient alternative.
In another order of updates, the robotics company has managed to improve the control system. In this sense, a larger screen is now available thanks to the use of technology provided by Samsung. In addition, it is an 8-inch touch option with a total autonomy of 8 hours. Even so, it should be noted that Spot has an autonomous option that is programmable, so it does not depend exclusively on the battery level present in the control.
The last great novelty is directly related to the presence of a 5G connectivity, which has a direct impact when managing the information received through the different sensors and cameras. At the same time, it is possible to send data at a higher speed, allowing much faster decision making. The latest update therefore brings this model up to the technology available today.
Spot and the business purpose behind its ongoing investigation
As is logical in this type of project, the key is to create a model that is sufficiently sustainable and capable of maintaining a competitive advantage in the medium term. The objective, of course, is to obtain a return on the multiple investments that have been made over the last few years. Everything seems to indicate that its commercialization, therefore, is closer than ever. However, it is worth remembering that Boston Dynamics products have already performed multiple services.
Thanks to the technology incorporated by Spot, it is possible establish a radius of action of up to 1.8 hectares. In this way, it is possible to enjoy a communication by remote control without interference, which facilitates its remote control. This means that we are facing a technology that can be very useful for surveillance tasks and, of course, police missions, according to Gizmodo.
It is expected that the next big update for this robot dog take place over the next few weeks. It is also expected that new additional solutions will arrive in the near future in exoskeleton format, such as robotic arms to be able to carry out other types of specific actions.
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