The Ridgeback is a custom payload designed by FLYMOTION for Boston Dynamics Spot robotic unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). It improves connectivity and operational capabilities, featuring advanced networking with Wave Relay® multicast algorithms, robust security with cryptographic encryption, and a durable IP68-rated radio module. Designed for dynamic environments, the Ridgeback ensures reliable communication and secure data transmission for extended range operations.
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The Ridgeback is a customized payload engineered by the FLYMOTION R&D team specifically for Boston Dynamics Spot robotic unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). It enhances the connectivity and operational capabilities of the Ridgeback, enabling extended range operations in dynamic environments.

Key Features:

  • Networking: Utilizes advanced Wave Relay® multicast algorithms for seamless Layer 2 network connectivity. It also includes integrated serial-to-Ethernet capability and Cloud Relay™ for efficient data transmission. Compatible with IPv4 and IPv6 protocols and features an integrated DHCP server for network configuration. Additionally, it supports USB RNDIS Host and Device functionalities.
  • Security: Equipped with integrated hardware cryptographic acceleration and CTR-AES-256 encryption for secure data transmission. Offers HMAC-SHA-256 authentication and integrity verification, utilizing Suite-B algorithms for robust security. Features cryptographically authenticated Over-the-Air (OTA) rekey and key zero capabilities for enhanced security management.
  • Radio Module: The radio module is IP68 rated and MIL-STD certified, ensuring durability and reliability in challenging environments. It features an anodized black coating for added protection and has an operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F). Designed and manufactured in the USA in an ISO 9001:2015 certified facility, ensuring high quality and standards compliance.


The Ridgeback payload enhances the connectivity and security of Boston Dynamics Spot UGVs, enabling them to operate effectively in diverse and dynamic environments. With advanced networking features, robust security measures, and a ruggedized radio module, the Ridgeback provides operators with reliable and secure communication capabilities for extended range operations.

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