This petite, fierce-looking self-driving robot is not one to mess with. Just as the looks are, you can tell what it would do to you should you be caught breaking the law. It's an autonomous patrol robot which is remotely-controlled and streams live media back to the monitoring law enforcement stations for analysis. It's really a tiny car.
Just recently, Dubai launched world's first robotic police officer and now it's an autonomous patrol vehicle. Such innovation!
The police force in Dubai signed an agreement with Singaporean company OTSAW Digital to develop the "autonomous outdoor security robot" called O-R3 by the end of 2017. The company tags the O-R3 as the world's first ground-aerial outdoor security robot.
The robot is equipped with several sensors and 360 high-definition cameras, thermal imaging, a laser scanner and Lidar (light detecting and ranging), utilizing SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) technology to navigate its surroundings, identifying objects up to 330 feet away.
A senior official in the Dubai Police Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi noted that the O-R3's surveillance tools will be used to identify faces, wanted vehicles and unattended objects. The robot will alert police officers in central command, with data also available via mobile apps.
The O-R3 utilizes SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) technology to navigate. Sensors can detect objects up to 330 feet away. It however, has a top speed of 9.3 mph, although it doesn't have the privileges to chase down and arrest criminals but can actually chase criminals using its deployable drone reaching 27.9 mph to track suspects. The fastest man on earth couldn't even outrun it if he tried.
Other features according to OTSAW's website include perimeter breach detection and monitoring environmental factors including CO2 levels.