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Apparently, the robotics company has started making Spot commercially available and the Norwegian oil company Aker BP bit off their hand. Figuratively, not literally.

The tasks for Spot Spotson, as I’ve just dubbed him, will include detecting gas leaks and providing those back at base with a telepresence out out on the rig (see right).

We’ve shown rather challenging and threading videos of Spot in action, before (okay, I likened him to a member of a dystopian Praetorian Guard), but you can see him in more useful and sedate action below, during trials.

Good boy.. And you can see Spot in early action, back in 2015, when he was a mere robotic pup:

Boston Dynamics describes Spot as follows:

A nimble 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 autonomously accomplishes your industrial sensing and remote operation needs.

It can operate within temperatures of between -20°C to 45°C, carry a payload of 14kg and possesses 360° vision…

[via New Atlas]

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