Trimble’s Spot the Robot Dog for Site Documentation

Ready to meet your new best friend?  Introducing… Spot, the Robot Dog.

The Trimble-branded version of Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot includes a GNSS antenna and a laser scanner, as well as integration into Trimble’s Field Link and Earthworks software applications.

The Trimble-branded Spot will be able to work outdoors on large civil projects. “On the civil side where they are moving dirt around, that’s the primary users of GNSS,” says says Martin Holmgren, Trimble general manager for building field solutions.

Spot will be integrated into Trimble Earthworks, where can be used to track progress on earthmoving jobs.

The Spot robot, with its ability to traverse cluttered jobsites as well as climb and descend stairs, can capture laser scans and location data in a more consistent way than a human surveyor. And since Spot is able to work without direct supervision, it allows for regular scans of jobsites during off-hours. “With Spot, we’ll be able to collect more data, better data, up-to-date data,” explains Holmgren. “That way when the team arrives, the dog can have been out in the morning or the night before, and we have the data already collected for the day’s work.”

Read the full Engineering News-Record Article HERE.


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