- Robotics company Boston Dynamics announced that its robot dog, Spot, is now for commercial sale Canada, the EU, and the UK, following earlier release in the US.
- The robot retails for $74,500, with a lead time of 6-8 weeks.
- Spot has already been used in hospitals, agriculture, and most recently by architecture firm Foster and Partners.
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Spot, Boston Dynamics‘ famous four-legged robot, is officially available to purchase in Canada and Europe. In the UK, frequent Apple collaborator Foster and Partners are using Spot on their Battersea Power Station project.
For $74,500, Spot is ready for use by “developers eager to explore how flexible mobile robots can be adapted for tasks ranging from industrial inspection to entertainment.”
Spot was previously only available to US customers after a $1,000 deposit since June. The company suggests several uses for the dog-like robot: “Inspect dangerous, inaccessible, and remote environments, automate data collection on your site, carry payloads on unstructured or unknown terrain.”
Previously, companies used Spot as part of the “Early Adopter Program,” which meant they could lease the robot under certain conditions. If customers violated the agreement, Boston Dynamics could reclaim the robot and end the relationship. Under that program, architecture firm Foster and Partners, which designed Apple Park, the Steve Jobs Theater, and some of the tech giant’s most recognizable stores, is using Spot on a construction project in London.
Now, interested customers can buy Spot directly. Here are a few things Spot has already done.