Boston Dynamics—a global leader in mobile robots—is piloting a program using their robotic innovations in Ford’s Van Dyke Transmission Plant.
As part of this pilot program, Ford is going to be leasing two mobile robots named Spot that will work in that facility.
Both robots will initially be operated by a controller who will be responsible for monitoring how the bots operate.
Each of the robots contains five cameras, will be able to work with 2 hours of battery, and will patrol the factory floor in order to capture dimensions and data of the plant, with the idea that these tasks will be able to be performed by the robots without a person in the future. (Source: ZDNet)