Spot, the Mars exploration robot, is set to deliver flexible autonomy and continuous data capture, making it more efficient. The field of robotics is quite competitive, and Boston Dynamics have decided to level up its game with the release of new features of its Spot Robot, referring to it as Spot 3.0.
The reason behind introducing Spot 3.0 is the advancement in artificial intelligence. Currently, AI is being deployed in various business areas like asset management, construction site tracking, healthcare, and many more.
Unlike Annie, the seed and crop protection robot, it is challenging to use Spot in busy, remote, or dangerous workplaces to obtain reliable, repeatable data. Spot overcomes this challenge through a dynamic sensor, gathering data wherever and when necessary, releasing operators from tedious data collection, and allowing businesses to speed up their digital transformations.
Boston Dynamics states that their team has been working closely with Spot users to operationalize Spot on their sites in asset-intensive industries to bring more efficient and safer data collection. Spot 3.0 is a software upgrade, and the existing customers of Spot can profit from the new additions and features.
The Latest Added Features of the Spot 3.0
Spot’s Autowalk System has traveled thousands of kilometers to industrial plants and building sites worldwide. Release 3.0 provides Autowalk with significant additional capabilities that enable operators to record autonomous tasks that apply dynamic sensing across the area.
Through this feature, Spot can map the entire area of operation through the extension of pathways, including additional inspection actions throughout several recording sessions to current tasks.
Now, Spot will plan its tasks and save time by picking which inspection actions to carry out first and Spot will take the shortest and quickest path to collect your information.
Don’t miss site modification inspections. The Spot Robot will replan and investigate blocked paths to ensure that you receive the necessary information.
With Spot 3.0, inspect your location after hours with simple scheduling options and tablet-free, unsupervised autonomy.
AI Data Capture and Collection
Spot commonly operates in remote, un-monitored environments like construction sites, mines, production plants for oil and gas. The Spot Robot can patrol locations where strong network connections do not exist on a typical day.
The release of Spot 3.0 enables more dependable and more accessible processing of data collection. You can now combine computer vision models with Spot, add significant teleoperation contexts and turn raw mission data into an actionable sign-on edge.
Repeatable Image Capture
Capture the same picture from the same position each time with a scene-based camera arrangement for the Spot CAM+ pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera.
Live Review of Computer Vision Models
To perform inspection jobs such as gauge reading, temperature analysis, abnormal acoustic detection, or otherwise, use TensorFlow models or select a model from the API library. View computer vision templates on the tablet and design intelligent actions that process photos in Autowalk.
The Spot Robot closes the loop to tools you already use, which assist your team in managing your assets, discover abnormalities quickly, monitor work, create digital doubles, and more.
After a mission, Spot uses a custom code and automatically puts data into your current systems.
Connect Spot with current or easy-to-build integrations and platforms, such as AWS, Azure, IBM Maximo, and other systems.
Use the Boston Dynamics web-based remote application to manage your whole dynamic sensing floor, schedule missions, and evaluate data acquired on-site.
Spot 3.0 brings in dozens of other features to improve Spot to become easier to process, troubleshoot, and operate while allowing dynamic sensing on-site.
Remote reboot payloads, configure and set payload parameters, and much more.
One can now operate Spot Arm remotely with ease via rear Spot CAM integration and split-screen view. Arm enhancements also include additional functionality for push-bar doors, renovated grasping UX, and updated SDK.
Keep trained bystanders informed of Spot with configurable alarm sounds.
The new version of Boston Dynamics’ Spot allows the robot to operate autonomously without any human interference. The Spot Robot will be sufficient enough to dodge rocks and bumps without its user or commander. The Boston Dynamics’ Spot illustrates how robots evolve and how they might help with your daily chores.
Robots are designed to be helpful, minimize tedious physical tasks while supporting and making things easier for users. However, robotics will gradually replace the most straightforward human duties. It seems that a very advanced human civilization is coming in the future with the massive extent of AI, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality.