Boston power’s spot is a versatile little robot: it can pull trucks, work on oil rigs, and even herd sheep. The robot dog has now learned a new technique and has been helping foster + partners with the Battersea roof garden project in London, UK. < / P > < p > spot uses 3D laser scanning technology to capture and monitor construction progress. It’s all done on a regular basis to check that everything is going well on the construction site. According to foster + partners, the scanning and processing time normally required for such projects has been reduced from a few weeks to just a few days, freeing up a lot of human resources. < / P > < p > in addition, although the construction site is a very dangerous place, the robot can walk through stairs and other obstacles with its four legs, and can work semi autonomously and can also be controlled by a remote control (it is worth noting that spot has been used on construction sites in Japan, so it is not completely new in building use). < / P > < p > “using our Battersea roof garden complex, part of the third phase of the Battersea power station development, as a test platform, the team designed a map that roughly set the tasks that spot needs to track in the field in order to scan certain areas and capture specific data,” explains a press release from foster + partners. “Back on site every week, spot can rerun the same tasks, producing a series of highly comparable, consistent models.” < / P > < p > in addition to scanning Battersea, foster + Partners said the robot had played an important role in helping it build a digital model of its London headquarters. Along with other sensors inside the building, spot scanning allows the company to better understand how buildings are used over time and improve their efficiency. < / P > < p > looking to the future, foster + Partners hopes to continue working with Boston Dynamics. In fact, with the addition of 3D printing technology and bricklaying robots, it seems likely that the construction industry in the future will use this kind of robots in large quantities, which may bring troubles to some human work. SpaceX beat blue origin and Northrop Grumman to win a $316 million air force contract