GUARDROBO D1: Ensuring safety at work. PHOTO: AFP
In an idea straight out of science fiction, robots could soon begin patrolling Japanese offices, shopping malls and banks to keep them safe from intruders. Equipped with a camera and sensors, the "Guardrobo D1", developed by Japanese security firm Sohgo Security Services Co., is designed to patrol along pre-programmed paths and keep an eye out for signs of trouble.
The 109-cm tall robot will alert human guards via radio and by sending camera footage if it detects intruders, fires, or even water leaks. Such robots are vital from a business standpoint when considering Japan's aging population, Sohgo Security said.
Compiled by SUBASH JEYAN
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