Foster + Partners adopts Spot the Boston Dynamics robot dog

pot, the robot dog designed by Boston Dynamics, is overseeing construction for architecture firm Foster + Partners’ at Battersea Power Station in London.

The four-legged machine, which can walk up and down stairs and move across uneven ground, is being used to regularly scan the site to monitor progress at Battersea Roof Gardens.

A video shows Spot being welcomed into the office and presented with its own Foster + Partners lanyard and ID card, before accompanying architects around the site and performing a scan.

This information Spot collects is fed back to Foster + Partners and used to build and update a “digital twin” model of the project as it is built. The model can be used to compare the design to the built reality.

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