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Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Starts New Work On BP Oil Rig
https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/bo ... bp-oil-rig
The virus pandemic is accelerating the trend of robots replacing humans in the workplace. One robot that is quickly being adopted by mega-corporations is Boston Dynamics' compact four-legged robot, called Spot.

June was the month when Boston Dynamics began selling Spot. By July, Ford Motor Company received the robot dog, equipped with five cameras to survey its Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Michigan.

Ford employed the four-legged robot over human surveyors to save money and time. The Michigan-based automobile manufacture isn't the only company embracing robot dogs to complete mundane tasks generally performed by humans. Reuters notes BP Plc has programed Spot to "read gauges, look for corrosion, map out the facility, and even sniff out methane on its Mad Dog rig."


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Well... I still have about 30years till my retirement. Hope I can ride the wave and not loose my job as a surveyor. Wish there will be a somewhat of a revolution, some sort of "human only accepted" type of client haha.

Interesting stuff nevertheless. Makes a lot of sens to have a drone like that accessible from anywhere in the world that can be used by anyone to manually inspect a specific area. It would defenitivelly work for small 3d scan survey (not huge c2c surveys, but small c2c survey it would be great, bigger surveys you will need targets)
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