Payload: Boston Dynamics Spot EAP
Alone we go faster, but together we go further: equip your Spot with this EAP and it will be able to explore wide open spaces, both indoors and out.
Spot EAP = more autonomy
EAP stands for enhanced autonomy package. The Spot EAP accessory combines the processor already present in Spot CORE with a LiDAR laser range finder with a 360° horizontal (30° vertical) field of view.
The primary mission of this LiDAR? To improve Spot’s vision. The 3D cameras included in the standard mobile platform give it a detection range of 4 metres – the Velodyne VLP-16 LiDAR range finder now allows Spot to navigate spaces up to 100 metres away.
Drop Spot in wide open spaces
The Spot EAP payload allows your robot dog to move autonomously in spaces as large as a factory warehouse or a shopping centre. While Spot’s standard 3D cameras ensure fluid movement in small indoor spaces, this EAP accessory allows it to navigate both indoors and outdoors under certain conditions.
The range finder comes with an integrated and pre-configured processor. But you can also install your own software to set your own ground rules.
Technical specifications of the Spot robot autonomy pack
- CPU (Spot CORE)
- Velodyne VLP-16 LiDAR range finder
- Mounting kit
- Shielded ribbon cable (225 mm)
- Dimensions: 300 x 190 x 162 mm
- Weight: 3.6 kg
- Velodyne VLP-16 LiDAR
- 16 channels
- Measurement range: 100 m
- Accuracy: up to +/- 3 cm
- Field of view (vertical): +15° to -15° (30°)
- Angular resolution (vertical): 2°
- Horizontal field of view: 360°
- Horizontal/azimuth angular resolution: 0.1°-0.4°
- Rotation rate: 5-20 Hz
- Integrated web server for monitoring and configuration
- Class 1 eye-safe (IEC 60825-1:2007 & 2014)
- Laser wavelength: 903 nm
- Power: 8 W
- Voltage: 9–18V
- Ingress protection: IP67
- Operating temperature: -10 to +60 °C
- Storage temperature: -40 to 105 °C