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Spot’s mobility, paired with its open platform for sensing and manipulation, offers the flexibility you need for research and education. With out-of-the-box functionality, Spot can handle its own mobility, autonomy, and navigation while researchers and developers augment the robot in the area of innovation most interesting to them.
Boston Dynamics created Spot and our other robots to change how we think about robotics—now it’s your turn. Take a closer look at the research fields where Spot can help you make an impact.
Whether you’re pushing the boundaries of robotics and AI, developing novel new applications, or educating the next generation or researchers, engineers, and technicians, we solved mobility, manipulation, and ease of use out of the box—so you can focus on what really matters.
Developers can augment Spot’s built-in functionality to record and replay autonomous missions with even more sophisticated autonomy solutions. We make the broader autonomous navigation API that Autowalk is built on readily available to solve tough usability challenges for new features or applications.
The Spot Arm allows the robot to interact with the world around it, expanding its possible applications. Using the Arm API, researchers can develop novel behaviors to inspect objects, collect samples, open doors, and change its environment in ways other robots can’t.
Spot offers a customizable platform to integrate sensing, communication, and control capabilities, supported by detailed documentation that covers the full range of mechanical, electrical, and software interfaces that Spot supports. This wide range of possible software and payloads helps kickstart interesting academia-industry collaborations to find new ways to solve old problems.
As robots become increasingly widespread at work and in our daily lives, so too will the need for skilled engineers, programmers, technicians, and operators familiar with robotics.. Working with Spot excites students, driving recruitment and classroom engagement, while preparing your students for a future where robots are commonplace.
Equip your research team with the necessary tools to jumpstart a range of research opportunities and discover novel applications.
The integrated Spot Arm allows the robot to interact with the world around it, greatly expanding its possible applications.
We maintain extensive developer documentation so you can build upon our robots’ functionality and customize the machine to suit your needs.
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