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(Robotics) Reborg-Q Security Robot/System

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posted on Nov, 28 2006 @ 01:33 AM
Yet another great development in robotics from the
Land of the Rising Sun.

On November 27, Sohgo Security Services (ALSOK) unveiled a new
security system that relies on teamwork between robots and human
security guards.
The Reborg-Q security robot weighs 200lbs (90kg) and measures
4.5ft (130cm) by 2ft (65cm) by 2.1ft (70cm).

It can be programmed to automatically patrol a preset course, or a
joystick can be used to control it remotely.
The robot can also be equipped with a function to control elevators,
enabling it to move from floor to floor while making its rounds.

While on patrol, four cameras mounted in the robot’s head and
shoulders record video, and its sensors detect the presence of
humans, water leaks and fire.
When the robot encounters something suspicious, it alerts a
computer in the security room and sends video.
Human security guards view the video footage sent by the robot
and determine how to respond.

In addition, a contactless FeliCa card reader embedded in the
robot’s right shoulder means it can be used to check company
IDs and verify the identity of employees at company entranceway's.
And like Guardrobo D1 (its predecessor), Reborg-Q can also be
equipped with a fire extinguisher.

Pink Tentacle

This is a very cool system, it is for all intensive purposes a true
guard robot, able to spot suspicious activity, and also of any
emergencies or damages, plus security checks.

I can see this system coming to use in the U.S., not only is it
generally a good idea, but it's also not fully automated, that is
there are people at the other end, and that would most likely
make many people who would be somewhat uncomfortable
with a totally automated system more comfortable with it.

Comments, Opinions?

[edit on 11/28/2006 by iori_komei]

posted on Nov, 28 2006 @ 12:51 PM
From what I'm seeing, its just a moving camera with a card reader, and a couple of sensors on it.

I cant really call this innovative or ground breaking...

posted on Nov, 28 2006 @ 01:01 PM
God forbid they arm the things, programing glitches n all. I prefer happy tachikomas from ghost in the shell.

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