An Investigation of Accuracy, Repeatability and Reliability of Spot from Boston Dynamics
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Austrian Robotics Workshop (ARW)
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The constantly increasing usage of quadruped
robots in science as well as in industry shows that the last
decade has experienced an immense leap in this technology.
Several commercial products are already available and have
been deployed in various applications. One of them is Spot®
from Boston Dynamics, a ready-to-use, highly agile, robust
mobile platform which is able to handle diverse situations.
Despite these qualities, the robot comes with one drawback,
the unknown system that is basically a black box. The goal
of this work is to establish a starting point to gain insights
about the accuracy, repeatability and reliability of the system.
Accuracy and repeatability are investigated with the help of
a highly accurate optical measuring system. The reliability is
examined in various field tests. It is confirmed that Spot®
convinces with high reliability and can undoubtedly be used
in diverse applications where positioning is involved, such as