Boston Dynamics today opened commercial sales of Spot, its quadruped robot that can climb stairs and traverse rough terrain, in Canada, the EU, and the UK.
Boston Dynamics started selling the Spot Explorer developer kit to U.S. businesses for $74,500 USD in June. Spot Explorer includes the robot, two batteries, the battery charger, the tablet controller, a robot case, a power case, and Python client packages for Spot APIs.
“Designed to go where other robots can’t go and to perform a broad number of tasks, Spot can be used to automate documentation of construction progress, monitor remote or hazardous environments, and provide situational awareness in remote settings,” reads a press release. “The robot can be reconfigured for various use cases, with a modular platform that is customizable. Spot can be outfitted with a number of accessories known as payloads to increase efficiency and greatly reduce safety risks in the workplace.”
According to a new report from TechCrunch, CEO Robert Playter said that Spot sales have doubled in the past few months. Additionally, Spot is getting more payloads next year, including a recharging station and a robot arm.
“Boston Dynamics’ expanded sales territory reflects both a growing demand for Spot’s agile, versatile technology and a growing partner network within Europe and North America,” said Robert Playter, CEO of Boston Dynamics. “This network is a critical component in properly supporting the needs of our customers and varying uses of Spot. As we expand our sales territory, we look forward to working with customers across the globe to help them integrate Spot into their operations to increase efficiency and safety and augment human labor for positive benefit.”
Spot robots have been used to document building progress, monitor distant or hazardous environments, and relay situational information in environments like energy technology services, decommissioned nuclear sites, manufacturing unit floors, building sites, and laboratories. Spot has additionally been used in art, like dancing on stage and performing in theme parks.
Check out the entire press release here.