Spot is the quadruped robot that climbs stairs and traverses rough terrain with unprecedented ease, yet is small enough to use indoors. Built to be a rugged and customizable platform, Spot has a proven track record of supporting remote operation and autonomous sensing across a variety of industries, and is remarkably intuitive, enabling you to focus on the job you do best. Whether you are a jobsite manager, sensor developer, performer, or anything in between, Spot is the adaptable platform you need to inspect, sense, perform, and more:
- Inspect dangerous, inaccessible, and remote environments
- Automate data collection on your site
- Carry payloads on unstructured or unknown terrain
Control Spot with its out-of-box controller or through the developer-friendly API. Spot’s tablet controller is designed to get you up and running quickly, with easy access to many of the robot’s capabilities, including body posing, walking gaits, obstacle avoidance, local navigation, and calibration. The tablet controller also enables the creation of basic autonomous missions through Autowalk, a feature where the user can create predefined routes for Spot to follow.
In some cases, such as basic remote inspection tasks, the tablet controller will be all you need to use Spot to add value to your business. To access additional capabilities and add features, develop on Spot’s Software Development Kit (SDK) to create your own applications for teleoperation, integrate payloads, and design full autonomy systems. Read more about what’s available in Spot’s SDK in our developer documentation.
Spot is designed for use in industrial or commercial applications by trained professionals. Spot is not certified safe for in-home use or intended for use near children or others who may not appreciate the hazards associated with its operation. Spot is capable of incredibly robust locomotion; however, Spot should always be operated at least two meters away from people and shouldn’t be used in situations where a fall could result in injury to the operator or bystanders. It is the operator’s responsibility to ensure that bystanders are trained in safe behavior around Spot.
Review Spot’s User Guide for the full list of intended operating environments before purchase. Boston Dynamics does not recommend using Spot outside of the intended environmental conditions and noted parameters. Because hazards are application-dependent, users should conduct their own hazard and risk assessment before deploying Spot.