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Highways Agency trials robotic dog surveys

Mark Moran
15 February 2024
The National Highways team with new recruit Spot
Spot gets to work
Spot gets to work
Spot
Spot

 

A robotic dog is being employed by National Highways as part of pioneering survey work alongside its South West road network.

Spot, Boston Dynamics’ autonomous robot dog, is being trialled by National Highways, BAM Ritchies and AECOM as part of geotechnical surveys across a number of locations in the South West.

To inform forthcoming operational work, the robotic dog’s eye view is being employed to capture data remotely in difficult-to-reach locations and across various terrains...

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