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Drew Hallenbeck

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New dog, new tricks!
« on: November 19, 2021, 06:24:41 AM »
I recently had an opportunity to work with a team from Levatas and Boston Dynamics in one of our substations at work. We ran a proof of concept mission with one of their SPOT robots conducting inspections. It can be programmed to check gauges/meters, take pictures and do thermal imaging.
I love this kind of stuff and have watched a bunch of Boston Dynamics' robot videos. It was pretty cool to be able to help out with fielding this first test. They even let me have the controller and take spot for a walk!
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Re: New dog, new tricks!
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2021, 09:02:26 AM »
Thatís pretty damn cool.


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Re: New dog, new tricks!
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2021, 09:25:55 AM »
Super cool.. what all does the Robbie the robot head do?

Drew Hallenbeck

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Re: New dog, new tricks!
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2021, 09:53:19 AM »
Super cool.. what all does the Robbie the robot head do?

It's the imaging package. There's a high-def pan/tilt/zoom camera and the infrared camera.
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Re: New dog, new tricks!
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2021, 10:09:01 AM »
Very cool man, congratulations on getting to be part of it.