Posted by Big Gav in rise of the machines
Factor has a look at a new "night watchman" robot - BOTS ON PATROL: MOBILE SECURITY ROBOT TO BE MASS PRODUCED.
In a move that will rock the job security of night watchmen everywhere, the world’s first commercially available security robot is set for mass production in the US.
Designed by Denver-based Gamma 2 Robotics, the robot will now be manufactured entirely in the States, with a process that can be scaled up to full mass production as demand grows.
The robot, which is known as the Vigilant MCP (mobile camera platform), features a digital camera and an array of sensors to detect the presence of unauthorised intruders, and will activate the alarm and send out an alert should it find someone where they shouldn’t be.
It is being pushed as a solution to night security in particular, with proposed industries including retail, warehouses, data centres and convention centres.
Personally i think a better design would look like this :