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‘Robot dog’ helps Orange County construction crew using new technology

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A four-legged friend is helping construction crews in Orange County.

“Spot,” a Boston Dynamics Mobile Robot, is helping the building team at Robins & Morton make their work more efficient and keeping them safe.

“Spot takes over the mundane tasks that they usually have to go through on a daily basis,” explained David Pratt with Robins & Morton.

He was operating the “dog bot” at what will be the HostDime facility in Eatonville.

Spot can work remotely or alone. It scans the area making sure things are in the right place and going beyond the red tape where it can be unsafe for humans.

“There are robots out there that are wheel but they can’t maneuver over terrain like this. Spot can go over obstacles, go around obstacles, it can avoid people, avoid things and even has a shutdown…

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