Robotic ‘dog’ could now help saves lives

By Leila Steed02 June 2021

The National Robotarium in Scotland has announced that it is to use the Spot robotic ‘dog’ created by US-based company Boston Dynamics in its research into hazardous environments.

The specialist robotics and artificial intelligence research facility, which is based at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, recently took delivery of the new robot at a cost of around £60,000 (€ ).

Believed to be the first in Scotland, Spot the ‘dog’ will be fitted with the facility’s own telexistence technology and used in experiments that could help save lives and cut CO2 emissions.

The National Robotarium’s telexistence technology uses microphones and cameras to allow people to experience an environment without being there...sign in to continue reading.

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