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Teach a Robot Dog New Tricks with the Spot API

Many applications for Spot are centered around the robot's ability to collect frequent, consistent, reliable data. We've been working on tools to help customers use the Spot API to integrate machine learning (ML) into those applications, so they can make the most use of the data collected by the robot. Machine learning algorithms help Spot find and apply patterns in that data. These integrations allow Spot to do things like identify specific objects in its environment and respond based on what it detects.

Get Executives On-Board for Game-Changing Robotics

Agile mobile robots have been helping industry leaders operate more intelligently, efficiently and safely. More capable than ever before, these robots can go anywhere that people can on your sites, carrying sensors and computers to collect and process data at the edge. 

Why Warehouse Automation Needs Purpose-Built Computer Vision

On the surface, automated depalletizing looks relatively straightforward. A computer vision system identifies a box and then a robotic arm with a gripper lifts the box off a pallet and onto a conveyor belt. However, solving carton location and path planning to successfully unpack a pallet requires highly advanced perception and intelligent vision processing algorithms.

How Flexibility Simplifies Warehouse Automation

Over the past year, COVID-19 has put a huge strain on warehouse operations—making hiring and staffing a challenge, while simultaneously accelerating the demand for fast, effective e-commerce services. Even as social distancing restrictions lift, e-commerce adoption rates continue to rise dramatically, highlighting the need for ongoing solutions to fulfillment, shipping, and delivery challenges. The warehousing industry is primed for an automation boom to support this new landscape.

How Mobile Robots Improve Industrial Safety

According to a recent survey from McKinsey, automation transformation is a priority for 88 percent of respondents in heavy industry, but under 5 percent have actually seen significant bottom-line improvements from these projects. Automation is nothing new for industrial and manufacturing companies hoping to improve efficiency, safety and reliability. So why aren’t they seeing better ROI on these new initiatives?

3 Reasons Mobile Robots Are Right for Your Inspection Needs

In an industrial setting, equipment failure or faulty infrastructure can often result in dangerous working conditions and require costly unplanned downtime to repair. But reliable inspections to know when key equipment or facilities need maintenance can be a challenge.