Hyundai Motor Group launches
‘Factory Safety Service Robot’,
first project with Boston Dynamics.
- ‘Factory Safety Service Robot’ based on Boston Dynamic’s quadruped, Spot®, to go into pilot operation at Kia’s plant in South Korea in support of site safety
- Factory Safety Service Robot’s AI, autonomous navigation, and teleoperation technologies enable office personnel to observe and survey industrial areas remotely
- The Group, in cooperation with Boston Dynamics, is developing robotics that enhance people’s lives, support smart factories, and advance mobility solutions
Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) today introduced ‘Factory Safety Service Robot (hereafter referred to as the Robot)’, a robot for industrial site safety, and announced its pilot operation at Kia’s plant in South Korea. The Group has also released a video of the Robot on its YouTube channel.
The Robot is based on Boston Dynamics’ quadruped robot, Spot, with applied artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous navigation, teleoperation technologies, and computing payload (AI Processing Service Unit) developed by the Group’s Robotics Lab for the Robot’s usage in various industrial tasks.
“The Factory Safety Service Robot is the first collaboration project with Boston Dynamics. The Robot will help detect risks and secure people’s safety in industrial sites,” said Dong Jin Hyun, Head of Hyundai Motor Group Robotics Lab. “We will also continue to create smart services that detect dangers at industrial sites and help support a safe work environment through continuous collaborations with Boston Dynamics.”