The construction industry has been an area of early commercial success for Boston Dynamics‘ Spot quadruped. And today [Oct. 20. 2020] during its Actuate conference, the Waltham, Mass.-based RBR50 company announced a partnership with Trimble to take its focus on construction to the next level.
The partnership gives Trimble exclusivity to sell and support the Spot robot with integrated scanning, total station and GNSS technologies for the construction market. Specifically, the integrated solution will add Trimble’s data collection sensors and field control software to the Spot robot. The companies said this will enable automation of tasks such as site scans, surveying, progress monitoring and more.