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Posted on April 2, 2020 by  & 

Tunisia Uses Unmanned Robots to Enforce Lockdown

Tunisian authorities have increased their coronavirus security measures by deploying robots in the streets to enforce the country's lockdown orders.
The P-Guard robot from Enova Robotics is a rugged security robot for multi-terrain applications. To perform its functions, the robot incorporates a set of infrared cameras arranged to cover the entire surrounding of the robot, an omni-directional audio acquisition system, thermal camera and a sound and light alarm system. The robot incorporates a GPS to locate in its environment and a laser telemetry system. Using its camera and sensors, P-Guard is able to automatically detect intrusion and negative behaviours and send real time alerts and video. This robot is an innovative and efficient solution for sensitive sites security such as ports, airports, prisons, very large corporate campuses, power utility substations, solar and wind farms and manufacturing plants. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Mobile Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, and Drones in Logistics, Warehousing, and Delivery 2020-2040.
In Tunisia the robot approaches people and questions whether they are aware of the lockdown, asks for ID and questions where the person is coming from and going to. The robot can make announcements such as "Everyone is required to apply public quarantine procedures and not to leave their homes to limit the spread of the contagion in order to preserve the safety of human lives."
Source and top image: Enova Robotics
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