Hyundai Appoints Robot Dog

Hyundai Appoints Robot Dog “Spot” as Factory Safety Patrol Observer

Boston Dynamics robot dog Spot seems to get a new job again. Hyundai, the current parent company of the robot maker, has announced that it will give Spot the job of patrolling the premises and checking the safety of its employees at its Kia plant.

This Spot is not in the normal state, it has many optional equipment such as thermography, LiDAR, enhanced AI, etc., it recognizes people, detects abnormalities in ambient temperature with thermography, notifies the danger of fire, etc.

The administrator can remotely monitor the status of the Spot with a web interface (probably like a router setting screen), and can also operate it with a remote control when he wants to carefully look around a specific area on the premises.

Hyundai will look at the progress of test transportation at the Kia factory and seek to utilize it as a robot dog for midnight site patrols in various industries in the future.

The Hyundai Group spans a wide range of fields, including construction and manufacturing, as well as automobiles, so I feel that if we introduce it at least in those areas, we will be able to improve our functions and gain a lot of awareness.

However, when a robot dog without a neck (looks like) walks with a shakashaka to a place where he is secretly resting while working at the factory at midnight, he seems to be scared. Korean factory workers may have to keep in mind from now on.


Rachel Maga
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