SMP Robotics, a manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots, has unveiled its new product line at the NVIDIA GTC Technology Conference alongside its distributor Robotic Assistance Devices. The new generation of SMP Robotics’ S5 Security Robots has been enhanced with the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 platform.
Jetson TX2 is an embedded supercomputer designed to deliver AI computing at the edge. The credit card-sized platform enables S5 Security Robots to gather information about their environment and make decisions according to what is happening around them.
“Thanks to the advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) in the last couple of years we are seeing a new generation of security robots with the abilities that seemed hard to imagine just a few years ago,” said Leo Ryzhenko, CEO of SMP Robotics. “The new mechanisms of training these intelligent robots and a new level of face, uniform, object and even behavior recognition provides opportunities for the development of the security systems and mass implementation of security robots by security departments of large enterprises. These new intelligent patrol robots can now take over many tasks that are currently performed by human security guards. The security systems that do not implement security robots will most likely become obsolete in the nearest future.”
The enhanced S5 security robot has intelligent navigation feature made possible by machine vision technology. The robots learn from their environment and can avoid obstacles on their patrol route; no intervention by a human operator is necessary. The robot’s object and face recognition feature allows it to identify the license plates and then compare them against its database, determining which cars are parked illegally. The intelligent robots are able to detect security guard uniforms, recognize the faces of company’s executive and distinguish them from the intruders.
“We presented a prototype enhanced S5 Security Robots at ISC West in Las Vegas and were happy to see a great response from the conference attendees,” said Marina Kahl, VP of Marketing at SMP Robotics.