Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot Available for Commercial Sales

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Boston Dynamics, the global leader in mobile robotics, debuted sales for Spot robot. Now businesses can purchase a Boston Dynamics robot, and represents Boston Dynamics’ first online sales offering.

Spot is designed to go where other robots can’t go, it climbs stairs and traverse rough terrain with ease. The robot can be reconfigured to increase efficiency and reduce safety risks in the workplace.

Spot was previously only available for short-term lease under Boston Dynamics’ Early Adopter Program. Under that program, over 150 Spot robots were successfully used by domestic and international businesses and research facilities. Spot robots were used to document construction progress, monitor remote or hazardous environments, and provide situational awareness. They were also used in power generation facilities, decommissioned nuclear sites, factory floors, construction sites, and research laboratories and many other places.

Spot’s modular platform is easily configurable, with many accessories available to customize its use.

Early adopters customized how they deployed Spot to expand the capabilities of the base robot platform. Many had never worked with a mobile robot before working with Spot, but were able to use common web app programming to enable their applications.

Marc Raibert, chairman and founder of Boston Dynamics said, “At Boston Dynamics, we have spent decades creating and refining robots with advanced mobility, dexterity and intelligence because we believe agile robots can solve a broad range of real world problems. The combination of Spot’s sophisticated software and high performance mechanical design enables the robot to augment difficult or dangerous human work. Now you can use Spot to increase human safety in environments and tasks where traditional automation hasn’t been successful”.

Spot is currently only available for purchase in the United States. Boston Dynamics will continue to lease Spot robots to customers in select international markets through its Early Adopter Program. All orders will be subject to Boston Dynamics’ Terms and Conditions of Sale which require the beneficial use of its robots.

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