Trimble introduced the Trimble X7 3D scanner, which is fully integrated into the Boston Dynamics Spot. In addition to the X7 scanner, the expansion kit includes the new Velodyne lidar, which is designed to increase the range and accuracy of the autonomous Spot system for use on large sites.
Such a system almost completely automates the process of scanning the territory and makes it easy to create a high-precision 3D image for comparison with CAD / BIM models and use it for design verification, monitoring of the construction process, analysis of deviations and quality control of work.
According to the company, the use of the robot will improve safety in the workplace and solve the problem of labor shortages. Since it is possible to send the Spot and the X7 Laser Scanner into unsafe environments to perform dirty, boring or dangerous tasks.
The modified Spot is almost completely automated, equipped with a self-loading station that turns the robot into a truly autonomous remote control tool. With built-in dock detection, Spot automatically recognizes where to dock to charge Spot and the X7 Laser Scanner. And the dock’s built-in Gigabit Ethernet connection allows you to quickly download scan data from the X7 Laser Scanner and immediately access scan data at the end of a mission or upload a new scan path.