Autonomous Scanning with Boston Dynamics


FARO Trek 3D Laser Scanning Integration

FARO Trek 3D Scanning

Experience autonomous scanning with the innovative
Boston Dynamics Spot Mobile Robot

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Hybrid Reality Capture

Benefit from Hybrid Reality Capture, powered by Flash Technology. The new scan mode for the FARO Focus Premium Laser Scanner is available as an add-on subscription that combines the accuracy of a 3D scan with the speed of a panoramic camera – enabling fast scans in under 30 seconds with colorised 360° images that save up to 50% scanning time.

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Complete Integration

FARO's complementary products - FARO Sphere and FARO Stream (data bridge between Focus Premium and Sphere) - create a powerful combination of three distinct technologies, allowing users to confidently capture and connect their world anytime, anywhere. The latest update, through Stream, introduces a new feature called Hybrid Reality Capture, which offers colorized scan mode and is powered by Flash Technology.

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Speed & Accuracy

Continuing our legacy of precision and dependability, the latest FARO Focus Premium Laser Scanner stands out as the fastest, most accurate, and most data-sharing-enabled scanner currently available. It incorporates new components with a proven design, boasting exceptional features such as a scanning range of up to 350m for superior area coverage per scan position.

A groundbreaking era of 3D scanning!

Say goodbye to assigning workers for laser scanning tasks. With Spot, simply walk it through the project once to record your scanning mission, and Spot can continue to repeat it for ongoing progress monitoring and quality checks.

Spot is compatible with any FARO Focus Laser Scanner and utilises FARO Trek 3D Laser Scanning Integration for seamless autonomous scanning.

Streamline your processes with Spot, the ultimate scanning solution.

Unleash the Full Potential of Trek 3D Laser Scanning Integration

Business Value of Trek 3D Laser Scanning Integration

Stay Informed

Keep all parties involved informed with accurate as-built documentation. Our detailed reports will keep owners, developers, and tenants up-to-date on the project's progress while ensuring quality assurance every step of the way. You can trust us to provide the information you need to make informed decisions.

Stay Productive

Unlock the potential of your workforce by implementing autonomous scanning technology. By automating repetitive tasks, your team can focus on more important and valuable responsibilities. Let technology do the heavy lifting while your workers excel in their roles.

Progressive Scanning 

Effortlessly Compare Progressive Scans in a Snap! Our quick scan comparison allows you to instantly pinpoint areas of advancement. Discover the power of visual analysis and gain insights at a glance.

Streamline Construction

Identify and correct discrepancies between design models and as-built conditions with ease. Our solution enables you to make timely adjustments, ensuring that your construction aligns perfectly with the original design intent. 

Trek Performance

Revolutionary Autonomous Mobile Scanning Solution

Discover the power of Trek, the cutting-edge technology developed by Boston Dynamics, which allows the Spot Mobile Robot to effortlessly navigate bustling job sites and capture precise point clouds. With Trek's innovative Autowalk tablet software, you can easily record a mission path, select specific scan locations, and even replay the mission whenever necessary.
What's more, Trek's intelligent capabilities enable it to autonomously avoid obstacles without the need for constant human intervention, providing an efficient and reliable way to capture interconnected datasets over time. Experience the future of scanning with Trek today.

Trek Features

Unparalleled Precision and Range

Our state-of-the-art sensor technologies allow us to deliver industry-leading distances of up to 350m. Plus, with our user-defined coordinate system, aligning your scans to project coordinates has never been easier.

HDR Enhanced Scan Results

Our predefined HDR profiles ensure that your pictures are of the highest quality, even in extremely bright or dark environments. Don't let lighting limitations hold you back - unlock the full potential of your scans with HDR Photo Overlay.

Preposition Scans

With the power of Spot's metadata, prepositioned scans guarantee that subsequent scans are conducted from precise positions and angles, relative to the initial scan. This significantly improves the accuracy and efficiency of cloud-to-cloud registration by minimising misalignments and errors. 

Complete Package

Now you can effortlessly set up your Spot with a state-of-the-art FARO Focus Laser Scanner. Our kit includes a physical mount and tailored code specifically designed for the Spot CORE. It's everything you need, conveniently packaged for seamless operation.

Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Applications

Real-time Quality Control with Continuous Monitoring for Construction

Track the evolution of your construction project and ensure consistent quality by scanning specific areas of the job site at different stages of construction. Our innovative technology allows for easy comparison of progressive scans with the design model, providing you with accurate insights and measurements. This efficient solution is ideal for large-scale projects like multi-story commercial buildings, hospitals, data centres, and energy facilities.

Plus, it doesn't disrupt your workforce, as the scans can be performed without taking workers away from their daily tasks. Share the captured data effortlessly and collaborate seamlessly with our user-friendly platform. Transform the way you monitor progress and improve accuracy in construction.

Providing owners with accurate and detailed documentation

Ensure a smooth project closure by delivering point clouds and/or 3D models of the completed building. This will serve as valuable as-built documentation for the owner's future use.

Optimise your Asset and Facility Management

Harness the power of digital twins to optimise your asset and facility management. Our cutting-edge technology allows you to utilise accurate as-built data throughout the entire lifespan of your building, ensuring efficient and effective asset management for years to come. Experience the future of facility management today.

Spot Performance Specifications

Robot dimensions

Specification Value
Length 1100 mm (43.3 in)
Width 500 mm (19.7 in)
Default walking height 610 mm (24.0 in)
Height while sitting 191 mm (7.5 in)
Max walking height 700 mm (27.6 in)
Min walking height 520 mm (20.5 in)
Explorer w/ Battery net weight 31.7 kg (69.9 lbs)
Enterprise w/ Battery net weight 32.7 kg (72.1 lbs)
Degrees of freedom 12
Max speed 1.6 m/s (5.25 ft/s)


Nominal environment

Specification Value
Ingress protection IP54
Operating temperature -20° C to 45° C*
Lighting > 2 lux
Slopes +/- 30 degrees
Max step height on flat ground 30 cm (12 in)
Stairways Direction of travel No curvature or turns except on flat landings
Barriers At least 50 cm (20 in) high at the sides, with gaps no more than 30 cm (12 in) wide
Min width 60 cm (24 in)
Max pitch +/- 45 degrees
Max roll +/- 25 degrees
Max yaw +/- 25 degrees
Max step height on stairs 22 cm (8.5 in)
Min landing size (90 degree turn) 112 cm (44 in)  x 112 cm (44 in)
Min landing size (180 degree turn) 97 cm (38 in) x 226 cm (89 in)
Min landing size (no turn) 64 cm (25 in) x 107 cm (42 in)
“Runout” space at top or bottom of stairs 112 cm (44 in) x 112 cm (44 in)

* This range specifies the temperatures in which Spot can be powered on and operated. Attempting to power on Spot after it has been in an environment at the extremes of this temperature range (i.e. -10° C) will require additional time to fully boot and operate.



Specification Value
Battery capacity 564 Wh
Max battery voltage 58.8 V
Typical runtime 90 minutes
Standby time 180 minutes
Charger power 400 W
Max charge current 7 A
Time to charge
(Spot Dock, ambient temp. 25°C)
Approximately 50 minutes for 80% charge
Time to charge
(Spot Dock, ambient temp. 35°C)
Approximately 2.5 hours for 80% charge
Time to charge (Spot Charger) Approximately 1 hour
Time to charge (legacy Spot Charger) Approximately 2 hours
Battery weight (Explorer model) 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs)
Battery weight (Enterprise model) 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs)



Specification Value
Camera functions Black-and-white or color fisheye, range (depth), infrared
Number of optical cameras (for Operators) 5 (front-left, front-right, left, right, back)
Overall optical field of view (FOV) 360 degrees
Number of depth cameras (for robot perception and obstacle avoidance) 5 stereo pairs (front-left, front-right, left, right, back)
Overall depth camera field of view (FOV) ~90 degrees in each direction. There are gaps near robot hips where FOV does not overlap.
Depth camera range ~2 m (~6.5 ft)



Specification Value
Explorer WiFi 2.4Ghz
802.11 b/g/n
Enterprise WiFi 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz
802.11 b/g/n
Ethernet 1000Base-T

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