Autonomous Robot Dog Could Be Used In Construction
USA – Autonomous robots are impacting a myriad of industries. Usually, these robots are designed to perform repetitive simple tasks. Boston Dynamics, however, has designed a multi-functional and nimble robot named SpotMini. It can perform a range of dynamic tasks which include navigating autonomously through complex environments. The quadrupedal robot uses multiple mounted stereo cameras filled with Ladar lasers to map objects around it, which gives it a sophisticated vision system. Additionally, the on-board software is capable of figuring out the best route forward. It can climb stairs and also move in a crouched position under obstacles.
Boston Dynamics is pitching the SpotMini for a range of uses and environments, the most prominent being the construction industry. It can hold heavy payloads and is also tough to destabilize. It’s also capable of a range of actions because of a modular robotic arm with a large range of movement. This arm can pick up and move objects and perform complex operations.