It is advanced software, working in conjunction with hardware systems, that has driven the commercial drone sector to new heights. Similarly, software is the key capabilities enabler for other types of robotics systems going forward, including mobile robots.

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DroneDeploy LogoOver the past few years, the internet has closely followed along as Boston Dynamics’ Spot has more or less “grown up.” We’ve collectively watched in awe as Spot and its robotic predecessors learned to withstand a push or a shove, navigate dangerous terrains, and eventually dance like BTS.

For the general public, Spot’s robotic dance montages are what the robot is best known for. But is Spot more than a neat (albeit expensive) commercial toy? The commercial drone market provides one answer.

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