IHBC signpost to ‘construction’s best friend’: The Trimble and Boston Dynamics integrated robot solution

On a large and remote construction site in Shetland, where BAM Nuttall is battling the elements, covering large distances every day, the Trimble and Boston Dynamics integrated robot solution has become man’s newest four-legged friend.

… remote operation was critical to the trial’s success..

Scottish Construction Now writes:

In the first use case of its kind, BAM Nuttall has successfully trialled the integrated Trimble X7 laser scanner with Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot in a remote construction setting – utilising a private stand-alone 5G network for remote control…

… the four-legged robot has used specially adapted 3D laser scanning equipment to collect data and create site records. Spot and the Trimble X7 payload were controlled remotely using a private 5G communications network… marking the robot’s first 5G deployment in the U.K….

Given the harsh weather conditions, challenging terrain, and isolated location, remote operation was critical to the trial’s success, as it proved the robot could take on days of manual surveying work and operate in areas and conditions hazardous to people – without operators needing to be on site or even travel to the remote island at all…

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