Boston Dynamics Makes Robot Dog Available As Open Source Code

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  • Developers have to join Boston Dynamics’ early adopter program to lease a robot
  • The company is also moving ahead with an initiative to commercialise its fleet of robots

According to a report by Hypebeast, Boston Dynamics has made the Its Robot Dog available as open source code. The report said that Boston Dynamics vice president Michael Perry said that the release will allow developers to develop custom applications that enable Spot to do useful tasks in different industries.

The report also said that the access was open to early adopters previously. Developers have to join Boston Dynamics’ early adopter program to lease a robot. The company also said this has been done to create custom methods of controlling the robot, integrate sensor information into data analysis tools. It will also help to design custom payloads which will increase the capabilities of the base robot platform.

Commercialise its fleet of robots

Boston Dynamics also announced that founder Mark Raibert will become chairman. His CEO role will be taken up by chief operating officer Rob Playter. The company is also moving ahead with an initiative to commercialise its fleet of robots.

According to the report, while doing this announcement, Boston Dynamics used a company named HoloBuilders as an example of functions Spot can take up. The company added that workers will be able to use a phone to teach Spot to document a path around a construction site. After that, Spot will autonomously navigate that path and take 360 images. This will go into their processing software right away.

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