Robotics: Spot


Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation.  It has been the breeding ground for a new approach to dynamic robot control that brings true autonomy within reach.

Spot is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated.  It senses its rough-terrain environment using LIDAR and stereo vision in conjunction with a suite of on-board sensors to maintain balance and negotiate rough terrain.  It carries a 23 kg payload and operates for 45 minutes on a battery charge.

Boston Dynamics


  • 0.94 m Tall
  • Weighs 75kg
  • 45kg Payload capability
  • Battery Powered
  • Hydraulic actuation
  • 360 Scanning LIDAR Perception
  • 12 Joints