We are excited about our new addition to our robot fleet! Many thanks to Clearpath Robotics for helping us procure the Spot robot from Boston Dynamics. As a shared resource for our faculty members, this robot will facilitate multiple research activities within our institute that target significant future funding.
Our initial focus for this robot will be on construction, inspection, and maintenance of civil infrastructure. Spot’s proven utility in the real world and ease of use serve a wide range of industries including military applications, healthcare, and municipal services.
This high profile robot will also help us recruit talented researchers and graduate students to Ingenuity Labs to work on collaborative high-impact projects. Potential research includes investigating computer vision algorithms for autonomous path planning, natural language processing for verbal human-robot interaction, and integration with other robotics platforms like drones for coordinated land and air applications such as search and rescue.