VIDEO: Robot ‘dog’ surveys construction site

US-based robotics and engineering company Boston Dynamics has released a video of its dog-like quadruped robot Spot inspecting a construction site.

The 75kg robot can carry a payload of 45kg and is equipped with 360-degree LIDAR scanning.

Now the company has begun field testing it for commercial usage around the world.

Following an initial mapping run, the robot was sent to navigate two construction sites in Tokyo in Japan, using a specialised payload for surveying work.

An additional camera added to the robot lets it do even more detailed inspection work on site, the company said.

The Spot robot will be available in the second half of 2019 for a variety of applications.

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  1. Why a dog and not a cat??

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