Boston Dynamics have announced that their autonomous mobile robot, Spot, is now kind-of available as a kind-of product. I say “kind-of” because they haven’t yet quoted a price (according to an article in IEEE Spectrum, it’s expected to be in the range of a luxury car), and sales of the limited production will be in an “early adopter program” targeting customers in industries developing applications for such technology.
Specifications for Spot include:
- Speed: 1.6 metres/second
- Run time per charge: 90 minutes, batteries swappable
- Vision: 360°, stereo cameras
- Environment: IP54 weatherproofing, −20° to 45° C
- Payload: 14 kg