Adam Savage Explains How Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot Works!

Adam Savage has been operating Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot for a few months, getting to know the ins and outs of its capabilities. While more projects with Spot are in the works, Adam today answers questions about how Spot works, showing core features like how it’s manually controlled to how it can autonomously navigate planned missions. Its different gaits are mesmerizing!

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5 thoughts on “Adam Savage Explains How Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot Works!

  1. Does his built-in programming include the ability to cover an area, like with the cleaning you were trying to get Spot to do, can it be told to traverse the entire area, or do you have to walking him through it?

  2. I think a great test would be a “search” function. Take something like a rock climbing helmet or a sneaker or a backpack, hide it in the parking area and see if spot can find it on its own. This could be good for inventory management or search and rescue.

  3. Inventory management is still better, and more cheaply, addressed with active RFID. It’s a remote control walking platform with four legs, not a full-blown artificial dog.

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