Like Boston Dynamics' other robots, Spot for now isn't aimed at consumers but rather industrial applications. The company boasts in the video that Spot has a top speed of 3mph and a swappable battery that lasts about 90 minutes before needing replacement.
It's also got 360-degree vision, crash protection and can work in dusty and wet industrial environments at temperatures of between -20°C to 40°C (-4°F to 104°F). It can carry a payload of 14kg, or 31lb.
The company says early customers are already testing Spot to monitor construction sites, inspect gas, oil and power facilities, and in public-safety scenarios.
There are no details about pricing, but the company indicates on its sales page that it is interested in hearing from organizations that want to test Spot for particular applications. In videos, it has already shown Spot with an attached customizable robotic arm that can open doors even when faced with moving obstacles.
Testing partners get access to the Spot software development kit (SDK), which enables the customer's application to "command poses and velocities, configure payloads, and access robot perception and payload data".
Boston Dynamics also has an Autonomy SDK that provides access to mapping, navigation, and mission editing.