Robot dog trialled at Teck’s Elkview Operations
Tomorrow, Friday, August 26, is International Dog Day and this year Teck is celebrating with Spot, the robot dog developed by Boston Robotics that is supporting safety inspections and data collection at its Elkview mine operations.
Spot is an artificial intelligence (AI) assisted robot designed as man’s best friend.
Spot is a four-legged sensor device that navigates terrain with unprecedented mobility – getting into places that are frequently unsafe or challenging for people, allowing the mine to automate routine inspection tasks and data capture safely, accurately, and frequently.
Spot uses artificial intelligence to balance and “walk” and can be equipped with a wide array of tools and sensors including a robotic arm capable of griping and opening a round door handle, a 360-degree high-resolution camera, an infrared camera, a gas sensor for leak detection, LIDAR scanners, and more.
Spot is about 70 pounds or about the size of a Labrador retriever
Lead image: Teck is celebrating International Dog Day tomorrow with Spot, a robot dog developed by Boston Robotics that is supporting safety inspections and data collection at its Elkview Operations at Sparwood. Photos submitted