Case Study

Reply and ADR: inspections with Spot at the airport

Aeroporti di Roma piloted the use of Spot, the Boston Dynamics quadruped, inside its terminals for inspection and surveillance activities.

# Robotics & Autonomous Things
# AI-powered autonomous robot
# Boston Dynamics


Innovating airport surveillance activities through autonomous robots


Embracing innovation to consolidate safety and quality

Aeroporti di Roma, an Atlantia Group company that manages and develops the airports of Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino, is embarking on a path towards innovation in its operations, with the aim of increasing safety and improving the quality of services offered. 


At Fiumicino, in the new boarding area A, Spot showed off the patrol activities it can carry out in the airport's technical areas. Thanks to Artificial Intelligence algorithms and software developed by Reply, Certified Product Partner of Boston Dynamics for the robot, Spot can be used in a wide variety of situations: from the analysis of hazardous materials, to the inspection of suspicious luggage and the identification of risky situations. This reduces risks for human operators and provides even better service to airport users. Spot moves with agility, allowing inspection and data acquisition to be automated in a safe and accurate manner. It can be equipped on board with on-board sensors that collect video, photos, environmental data and point clouds for 3D rendering of the surrounding environment.


Sprint Reply is the Reply Group company specialised in HyperAutomation, with the mission of creating automation platforms capable of solving concrete business problems, supporting customers in their transformation towards the Intelligent Enterprise and the adoption of a scalable and efficient Digital Workforce. Sprint Reply combines an execution-oriented engineering approach with strong experiences on 4 technology families: Robotic Process Automation, Computer Vision & ICR, AI & Machine Learning and Process Mining, devoting constant attention to R&D on various Artificial Intelligence topics.