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Hyundai Motor Group Launches ‘Factory Safety Service Robot’, First Project with Boston Dynamics, in Support of Site Safety

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 Dynamic’s 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.

The Robot’s AI technology also allows the Robot to detect dangers and send alarms to managers through the secure webpage. Based on these functions, the Robot provides real-time sharing of photos of on-site situations and an activity log with the control center as well as support a rapid response in the event of an emergency by sounding an alarm on the control webpage.

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Sep 17, 2021 at 10:42

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