<p><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5eb5642e48d92c4cb700a426-2400/2020-05-08t134218z2lynxmpeg4714lrtroptp4health-coronavirus-singapore-robot.jpg" border="0" alt="Boston Dynamics Spot Singapore" data-mce-source="Reuters"></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p>Spot, <a href="https://www.bostondynamics.com/press-release-spot-europe-canada-expansion'utm_campaign=Spot%20-%20Europe%20launch&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social">Boston Dynamics</a>' famous four-legged robot, is officially available to purchase in Canada and Europe. In the UK, frequent Apple collaborator Foster and Partners are using Spot on their Battersea Power Station project.</p><p><a href="https://shop.bostondynamics.com/DefaultStore/spot'cclcl=en_US&pid=aDl6g000000XdpZCAS">For $74,500</a>, Spot is ready for use by "developers eager to explore how flexible mobile robots can be adapted for tasks ranging from industrial inspection to entertainment."</p><p>Spot was previously only available to US customers after a $1,000 deposit since June. The company suggests several uses for the dog-like robot: "Inspect dangerous, inaccessible, and remote environments, automate data collection on your site, carry payloads on unstructured or unknown terrain." </p><p>Previously, companies used Spot as part of the <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/robot-dog-from-boston-dynamics-spot-working-with-police-2019-11">"Early Adopter Program,"</a> which meant they could lease the robot under certain conditions. If customers violated the agreement, Boston Dynamics could reclaim the robot and end the relationship. Under that program, architecture firm <a href="https://www.fosterandpartners.com/search/'q=Apple">Foster and Partners</a>, which designed Apple Park, the Steve Jobs Theater, and some of the tech giant's most recognizable stores, is using Spot on a construction project in London. </p><p>Now, interested customers can buy Spot directly. Here are a few things Spot has already done. </p><p><strong>SEE ALSO: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/neuralink-and-woke-studios-ai-chip-implantation-robot-2020-9" >Meet the 8-foot-tall robot designed to insert Elon Musk's Neuralink AI brain chiphere's how it works</a></strong></p><h3>Boston area hospitals started reaching out to Boston Dynamics in early March asking for robots that could help minimize staff exposure to COVID-19.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5ea1d993e61f347f455ad05a-400-300/boston-area-hospitals-started-reaching-out-to-boston-dynamics-in-early-march-asking-for-robots-that-could-help-minimize-staff-exposure-to-covid-19.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Source: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/boston-dynamics-robot-used-on-coronavirus-patients-in-boston-2020-4">Business Insider </a></em></p></p><br/><br/><h3>To work with COVID-19 patients at a Boston hospital, Spot robots were equipped with iPads and two-way radios.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5ea1d8ba0fc6397c8910a1b6-400-300/to-work-with-covid-19-patients-at-a-boston-hospital-spot-robots-were-equipped-with-ipads-and-two-way-radios.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Using this setup, doctors could talk to patients and evaluate their symptoms from afar, without having to put themselves at risk of exposure.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5ea1d971e61f347f03767b36-400-300/using-this-setup-doctors-could-talk-to-patients-and-evaluate-their-symptoms-from-afar-without-having-to-put-themselves-at-risk-of-exposure.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Boston Dynamics said that for every shift completed by a robot, at least one healthcare worker can decrease their exposure to coronavirus.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5ea1d92fe61f347ef235d81f-400-300/boston-dynamics-said-that-for-every-shift-completed-by-a-robot-at-least-one-healthcare-worker-can-decrease-their-exposure-to-coronavirus.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Boston Dynamics has been working on ways for Spot to measure body temperature, respiratory rate, pulse rate, and oxygen saturation.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5ea1d8ff5bd7a57ad6243bc3-400-300/boston-dynamics-has-been-working-on-ways-for-spot-to-measure-body-temperature-respiratory-rate-pulse-rate-and-oxygen-saturation.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>In New Zealand, Boston Dynamics' Spot partnered with another company, Rocos, to herd sheep and collect agricultural data.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5ec846ad4dca6815f24679d6-400-300/in-new-zealand-boston-dynamics-spot-partnered-with-another-company-rocos-to-herd-sheep-and-collect-agricultural-data.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Source: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/boston-dynamics-spot-robot-dog-herding-sheep-in-new-zealand-2020-5">Business Insider</a></em></p></p><br/><br/><h3>Rocos said that its software will make Spot more useful on remote missions, and make the data collected by Spot more useful and accessible for remote teams.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5ec8468d2618b91cb469d9c4-400-300/rocos-said-that-its-software-will-make-spot-more-useful-on-remote-missions-and-make-the-data-collected-by-spot-more-useful-and-accessible-for-remote-teams.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Rocos predicts that these tools could be useful in agriculture, making food production more efficient, yielding more accurate estimates, and easing the strain of worker shortages.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5ec846885af6cc12546bad75-400-300/rocos-predicts-that-these-tools-could-be-useful-in-agriculture-making-food-production-more-efficient-yielding-more-accurate-estimates-and-easing-the-strain-of-worker-shortages.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>In a Singapore park, Spot was used to encourage social distancing because of COVID-19.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5eb56412cdfd48514d235e83-400-300/in-a-singapore-park-spot-was-used-to-encourage-social-distancing-because-of-covid-19.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Source: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/roaming-robodog-politely-tells-singapore-park-goers-to-keep-apart-2020-5">Business Insider</a></em></p></p><br/><br/><h3>Spot walked around the park with a speaker telling people to stay at least one meter apart, and scanning for estimates of crowd sizes.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5eb5642e48d92c4cb700a426-400-300/spot-walked-around-the-park-with-a-speaker-telling-people-to-stay-at-least-one-meter-apart-and-scanning-for-estimates-of-crowd-sizes.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Boston Dynamics already partnered with some construction companies to use Spot.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5ee8dbed3ad8617f282ebdb9-400-300/boston-dynamics-already-partnered-with-some-construction-companies-to-use-spot.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Source: <a href="https://www.roboticsbusinessreview.com/construction/boston-dynamics-touts-partnerships-with-construction-firms/">Robotics Business Review</a></em></p></p><br/><br/><h3>On construction sites, Spot can walk through and capture 360 degree images of progress.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5ee8dcc53ad8617ff6441ea4-400-300/on-construction-sites-spot-can-walk-through-and-capture-360-degree-images-of-progress.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Massachusetts State Police used a Spot robot for several months in 2019.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5ee8dd813ad86101a13a3b18-400-300/massachusetts-state-police-used-a-spot-robot-for-several-months-in-2019.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Source: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/robot-dog-from-boston-dynamics-spot-working-with-police-2019-11">Business Insider</a></em></p></p><br/><br/><h3>Videos showed Spot opening doors and engaging in surveillance. According to the lease agreement, the robot was only used by the Bomb Squad.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5bc5e6d6e8f6d00e7c56e875-400-300/videos-showed-spot-opening-doors-and-engaging-in-surveillance-according-to-the-lease-agreement-the-robot-was-only-used-by-the-bomb-squad.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Foster and Partners, which is behind some of Apple's most iconic stores, are now using Spot in the Battersea Power Station project in London.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5fb80ce550e71a0011556884-400-300/foster-and-partners-which-is-behind-some-of-apples-most-iconic-stores-are-now-using-spot-in-the-battersea-power-station-project-in-london.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>They are using the roof garden as a test for Spot.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5fb80d0650e71a0011556885-400-300/they-are-using-the-roof-garden-as-a-test-for-spot.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The robot returns to the site weekly to scan certain areas and capture data that the team can use.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5fb80d2a32f2170011f705cc-400-300/the-robot-returns-to-the-site-weekly-to-scan-certain-areas-and-capture-data-that-the-team-can-use.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>They also used Spot to create four-dimensional models.</h3><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/5fb80da132f2170011f705ce-400-300/they-also-used-spot-to-create-four-dimensional-models.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>"The ability of Spot to repeatedly and effortlessly complete routine scans, in an ever-changing environment was invaluable not only in terms of the consistency but also the large amount of high-quality data collected," Martha Tsigkari, a partner at Foster and Partners, said in a release.</h3><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/5fb80d5a32f2170011f705cd-400-300/the-ability-of-spot-to-repeatedly-and-effortlessly-complete-routine-scans-in-an-ever-changing-environment-was-invaluable-not-only-in-terms-of-the-consistency-but-also-the-large-amount-of-high-quality-data-collected-martha-tsigkari-a-partner-at-foster-and-partners-said-in-a-release.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/> Click here to read full news..