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Tokyo Research Institute of Industrial Technology presented a robot patrol that will monitor the observance of law and order in public places. First samples will be placed at Seibu Shinjuku train station next month.
The robot is equipped with a video camera and built-in artificial intelligence. During patrol, he is able to identify suspicious persons, objects or those who need medical help and send messages about them to smartphones of security personnel. His attention will be primarily attracted by objects that are unattended for a long time, as well as potentially dangerous and abrupt movements of people. For example, if a person waves his arms as if wants fight.
The development was named Perseusbot, in honor of the legendary hero of Greek mythology Perseus. While moving, the robot patroller avoids obstacles and can navigate using the braille tiles. Its dimensions are 167.5x61x90.5 cm. The first samples will be delivered to the Seibu Shinjuku railway station in Tokyo by November 30 this year.
The city government expects Perseusbot to help not only improve security ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games, but also reduce the burden on security personnel. In addition to the Tokyo Research Institute, 3 private companies took part in the development of the project: Seibu Railway, Nihon Unisys and AI Earth Eyes.
Japanese tech giant Sony is also looking to improve security, but in a digital space. The company recently announced a multi-functional contactless hardware wallet. for cryptocurrency based on IC smart card technology.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: KYODO