Robots and automata work in industry, helping or even replacing humans. Their work is invaluable where there is a risk to human life. But can they replace the regular guards on the patrol? And is this replacement really necessary?
Patrolling objects is not the most dangerous job. There is no such heightened risk as, for example, in factories where robots move heavy workpieces that even a crane cannot handle. Nevertheless, security robots are already patrolling factories, construction sites, power plants, etc.
First of all, this helps to save on the salaries of several security guards. In addition, security and monitoring require responsibility and attention, and a person may not always be alert due to fatigue. Robots do well in this regard, as they don't need rest.
For example, a patrol robot at a power plant in Chuzhou is able to monitor the state of the environment, equipment, and road conditions. The robot is equipped with IR cameras, a thermal imager, and sensors for detecting an increase in temperature. In terms of dimensions, this is a large car on 4 wheels.
Robot dogs are smaller and faster guards that can make round-the-clock rounds, transmit real-time video to the guard post, as well as report suspicious activity and collect readings for diagnosis and research.
One of the companies that deals with such technologies are UNI3. Developers can " teach" robots with additional program codes and special equipment to carry out the functions and duties of protection. Moreover, the developers promise that in the future, Unitree dogs may even be used in emergencies, sneaking into places that are dangerous to human health.
Security robots are indeed a preferable option since such machines do not know fatigue, can work around the clock, and quickly respond to emergency situations. The choice in favor of them is also obvious because the robot can replace several employees at once, thereby reducing wage costs. That is why already well-known companies are hiring iron employees to guard important facilities.