An indigenous invention carried out by a Hyderabad based Robotic Technology Company, H-BOTS, has taken Artificial Intelligence a step further.The Company has developed a ‘Robot Cop’ that will assist Police Officers take complaints, detect bombs and identify suspects. A Robot on Wheels, it can record video, audio and capture images. It will be provided with information on the Indian Penal Code and traffic regulations. Moreover, the Robot has been programmed to automatically look for data on Google and Wikipedia. ‘H-BOTS Robotics’ founder Kisshhan PSV and his team has developed the ‘Police Robot’.
Furthermore, the Beta Version of the Robot has been launched for ‘ground testing’, spanning six months. Once the test is successfully carried out, the robot will be used for commercial deployment from July, 2018.
“This smart ‘Robot Cop’ with its autonomous physical presence interacts with its surrounding environment gathering data in real-time and detects irregularities. It operates at a fraction of the cost normally paid for technology, cameras, sensors and guard services.”
“It is a security robot specifically equipped to protect and secure public and private areas such as signal posts, malls, airports, offices, buildings with public places.” Source
KEY POINTS ABOUT THE POLICE ROBOT
- The Robot, which is five foot and four inch high, weighs 43 Kg.
- It is made up of nylon plastic, which is believed to be ten times stronger than regular plastic.
- It has English as an inbuilt language. However, further advancements are being made so that the ‘Police Robot’ recognises languages, such as Hindi and Telugu as well.
- The Robot has been named after 26/11 martyr, ‘Hemant Karkare’. Moreover, all the further ‘Police Robots’ developed, will be named after Police martyrs.
- All the parts required to build the Robot, have been sourced from within the country.
- The robot is equipped with a multi-touch screen interface.
- It has ultrasonic sensors, proximity sensors and temperature sensors.
- In addition, it can take complaints and provide the status of a recorded complaint.
- Furthermore, it is encoded to blow up sirens. This will alert the nearby Police Station, in case, anyone tries to fiddle with its working.
- It has a 360° sight, which will ensure greater surveillance. It can recognize face gesture, monitor temperature, and control theft.
- Besides, it will be connected to a Police Station so that it is easier to track the exact location of the Police Robot.
The makers claim that this is the second Humanoid Police Robot in the world. Developed in France, the first ‘Police Robot’ is operational in Dubai.
THE FUTURE PLANS
“We are building capacity to produce 10 such Private Police Robots a year which can serve as private security guards and can be deployed in hotels, hospitals and offices,” Kisshhan said.
A team of 16 members have worked for over a period of six months to develop the ‘Police Robot.’. It has been developed in a Hyderabad Lab, ‘Makers Leeway’. The Company aims to provide these Robots at a price of Rs 5 lakh. It has already received a total of 38 orders from India and abroad.
Furthermore, the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amigo Group, Thailand, which will provide the $1 million for further research and development in the area.