IBM, Boston Dynamics join forces to deliver data analysis at the edge

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IBM and Boston Dynamics have inked an alliance focused on delivering data analysis at the edge. IBM Consulting will develop edge payloads that integrate with Spot, the agile, mobile robot from Boston Dynamics, under the terms of the agreement.

National Grid, an electric and gas utility serving Massachusetts and New York has been actively testing the new technology, IBM said in a statement. Spot has begun conducting regular autonomous inspections at National Grid sites.

The three companies are working together to field test a near real-time inferencing capability that incorporates thermo-visual analysis from inspection data collected by the robot, says IBM.

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