Boston Dynamics’ “Spot” Quadruped Now Available!

Spot has a speed of 1.6 m/s and a runtime of 90 minutes.  Equipped with 360° vision, it uses stereo cameras to avoid obstacles and people. There are more than a few competitors in the robot quadruped market worldwide, and in the face of this competition, Boston Dynamics says it is focusing mainly on identifying use applications where the business market presents the greatest demand for Spot.

Its software development kit (SDK) includes GRPC-based API and the Python client library.  Boston Dynamics notes that the SDK enables a developer to “command poses and velocities, configure payloads, and access robot perception and payload data. Our Autonomy Software Development Kit, currently in Beta, will provide access to mapping, navigation, and mission editing. The API employs state-of-the-art security tools to keep your data secure.”  Story and images courtesy of Boston Dynamics, photographer Bob O’Connor, and IEEE Spectrum.

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