Asylon Robotics unveils DroneDog to improve perimeter security

Concept: U.S. robotic security solutions startup Asylon Robotics has partnered with Boston Dynamics to develop DroneDog to improve customer perimeter security. DroneDog is based on the integration of Boston Dynamics’ Spot Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) into the Asylon DroneCore robotic perimeter security platform. DroneDog has additional features including live video surveillance, teleoperation, 20x optical zoom, infrared (thermal) vision for nighttime operations and automated charging.

Nature of the disturbance: The duo claim that the DroneDog’s legged design allows it to traverse uneven and unpredictable terrain, including stairs, grass, gravel, boulders, hills and ice. It can carry payloads of up to 14 kg of inspection equipment. The high payload capacity allows users to customize the robot using a wide variety of sensors and components. The new robot has a maximum speed of 1.6 meters per second and a runtime of 90 minutes. DroneDog offers a scalable solution for perimeter security. It allows the integration of multiple units for advanced perimeter security solutions. It is controlled using an intuitive tablet app and built-in stereo cameras. DroneDog harnesses 360-degree perception to map terrain and avoid obstacles as they appear. With the augmentation of the Asylon DroneIQ software system, users can program the robot to perform routine patrols or respond to alarms triggered by alarms connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). Since the robot is field programmable, it supports long-term software development and upgrades.

Outlook: Asylon Robotics aims to combine aerial and ground security robot systems to create its DroneCore Robotic Perimeter Security platform. The new platform aims to provide 24-hour real-time mission assurance, as well as remote control, surveillance and intelligence services. In March 2021, the robotic security startup received funding from venture capital firm Decisive Point. It aims to use the funding to accelerate its development of software and autonomous systems infrastructure for defense and security customers.

This article originally appeared in Verdict.fr

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