Mechanical Interfaces

Payloads should be designed to interface correctly with a cable connector and mount to the top of Spot. Detailed CAD can be provided upon request.

Cable and connector interface

Boston Dynamics provides a fully shielded, over-molded DB25 cable to make the connection between Spot’s payload ports and payloads. Payloads designed for the robot should have an interface for this cabling to maintain IP54 ingress protection.

Correct orientation of DB25 relative to front of robot

port detail

Keepout dimensions in mm

Boston Dynamics provides robust, environmentally sealed payload cables. A payload must ensure that the necessary keepout regions are compatible with the DB25 overmold on these cables.

port keepout

Sealing gland geometry in mm

Payloads should incorporate a small ridge around the DB25 connector. This ridge should be about 3mm tall and of 21mm by 63mm. Corner radius is 5mm. The ridge presses into a foam gasket on the cable side to create a seal.

port sealing gland

port sealing gland side view

For more information about payload cables and connectors, contact Boston Dynamics to request 3D CAD models.