Boston Dynamics’ Dog Robot ‘Spot’ is learning new tricks on oil rig

Spot is programmed to look out for corrosion, read gauges, map out the rig and sniff out methane on the oil rig platform operated by BP PLC. Spot would make the work on the rig safer by reducing the number of staff. The robot also has an integrated gas sensor that is programmed to shut Spot down if it detects a methane leak. The remotely controlled robot has multispectral imaging for better data gathering and processing.

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