In previous blog posts we discussed how security management platforms are the logical method for integrating a huge range of IoT devices representing diverse applications and industries. And, their ability to communicate with each other will allow administrators of IoT management platforms to address, solve, and even automate responses to problems in a way never before possible.
Solving problems is the sole purpose of the Unmanned Ground Vehicle(UGV).
What is an Unmanned Ground Vehicle?
The unmanned ground vehicle is:
- a powered, mobile, ground conveyance that does not have a human aboard
- can be operated in one or more modes of control (autonomous, semi-autonomous, teleoperation, remote control);
- can be expendable or recoverable;
- and can have lethal or nonlethal mission modules
The UGV is also known as a type of robot.
UGVs have been a consistent feature of military operations since the start of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq in the early 2000s. Thousands of UGVs were deployed during these conflicts predominantly to perform explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) operations.
UGVs maneuver on most types of terrain for surveillance and maintenance patrols. When it comes to security, UGVs can be equipped to assist and extend human capabilities to perform what is normally deemed dirty, dull and dangerous, leaving manpower to focus on the greater security risks facing society today.
Examples of this are:
- The 300-pound security robot made by Silicon Valley start-up Knightscope. It’s a stand-in for a human security guard. It has patrolled an Uber inspection lot in San Francisco
- Gamma 2 Robotics’ RAMSEE borrows the name of pharaohs, which is fitting since it works the graveyard shift. The security bot is an autonomous patrolman, rolling around empty halls and hard-to-surveil places, its LIDAR eyes and infrared cameras scanning the environment around it at all times. It is a robot built for empty spaces, alerting its human overseers to any harmful intrusion of life.
To learn more about how UGV’s will be used by the security industry in the future, visit Robolliance.com. Robolliance is a forum for technology partners and industry experts in robotics, surveillance and security to advance the understanding and awareness of The Autonomous Robotics marketplace.
IP Video Corporation is a founding sponsor of Robolliance. As part of the Robolliance Sponsor Spotlight series, Scott Goldfine of EH Publishing’s “Security Sales & Integration” interviewed IPVideo Corporation’s President, Mr. David Antar to get his answers to Robolliance inquiries.
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