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Trimble X7 Scanner, FieldLink Software Integrated with Spot Robot

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A Trimble software display and Spot robot

The Trimble X7 3D laser scanner and Trimble FieldLink software are fully integrated with Boston Dynamics' Spot robot.

This turnkey solution from Trimble, jointly developed with Boston Dynamics, facilitates autonomous operation on construction sites and takes advantage of the robot's capabilities to navigate challenging, dynamic, and potentially unsafe environments. Trimble's 3D data capture technology, integrated with Spot, enables a continuous flow of information between the field and the office for consistent, ongoing documentation of job site progress.

The autonomous workflow for the X7 laser scanner uses fully integrated Spot robot controls in FieldLink software to create a predefined path of waypoints for Spot to follow and collect laser scans. The data collection missions can be scheduled to run on a regular and consistent basis for design validation and progress reporting.

Laser scans collected using the X7 scanner and the Spot robot can be tied to a job site project coordinate system, as well as individual scan stations.