Los Alamos National Labs selects RMUS as Spot Robot and Unmanned Systems Implementation Partner

December 21 2023 – JT VonLunen

June 22, 2023 – Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems (RMUS) has been selected as the sole implementation partner for Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) robotics program featuring the Boston Dynamics Spot quadruped robot.

After a lengthy application process, RMUS was awarded the five-year contract over multiple competitors after demonstrating their expertise and experience in unmanned systems implementation and program management. “This type of long-term implementation partnership is right in RMUS’s wheelhouse. We are excited to work closely with LANL to get their program up and running with Spot robots and to scale operations for immediate and long-term goals,” says JT Von Lunen, Founder and President of RMUS. “We have been serving federal government agencies since our start in 2014 and look forward to continue our winning track record with unmanned systems program implementations with Los Alamos and additional National Labs locations.”

Via this contract, RMUS will facilitate LANL acquisitions, training and support of Boston Dynamics SPOT robots and associated hardware over the next five years to execute various staff augmentation projects across the agency. The Spot robots and their custom payloads will be capable of performing tedious and potentially hazardous work for which there is currently a shortage of qualified staff members.

“We look forward to working with RMUS to get our robotics fleet operational and to start gathering actionable data as soon as possible,” says Kristopher Olson, a representative from LANL. “The potential use cases for unmanned systems are vast and we are eager to get some quick wins in tandem with long-term innovations.”

RMUS will provide sales, technical support, training and maintenance for the Boston Dynamics Spot robot for LANL for the duration of the contract. RMUS will also work with LANL to integrate more unmanned systems (ground, air and water) with additional capabilities as the program progresses.

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