Although it cannot arrest, U.S. officials claim the robot dog can capture evidence in remote desert locations and relay real time information back to its owners.
TEXAS, USA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is Some assistance at the U.S. – Mexico borderWith the latest technology
The following press release was issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Science and Technology Directorate(S&T), CBP “a helping paw”It’s a sort of robot dog, but it has a machine.
DHS claims that the robot dog can capture evidence in remote desert areas and relay it back to headquarters, even though it is unable to make arrests.
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“The southern border can be an inhospitable place for man and beast, and that is exactly why a machine may excel there,” said S&T program manager Brenda Long. “This S&T-led initiative focuses on Automated Ground Surveillance Vehicles, or what we call ‘AGSVs.’ Essentially, the AGSV program is all about …robot dogs.”
The goal of S&T’s AGSV Program is to “leverage technology to force-multiply the CBP presence”And “reduce human exposure to life-threatening hazards.”
“It is a rugged, quadruped robot. It traverses all types of natural terrain including sand, rocks and hills, as well as human-built environments, like stairs. That’s why you want legs, and not tracks,”Ghost Robotics’ chief products officer Gavin Kenneally stated.
They collaborated with Ghost RoboticsAccording to the press release the industry-partner who develops advanced AGSV technology was able to achieve the goal. According to the press release, Ghost Robotics saw an opportunity to re-engineer its pre-existing robot dog in order to support CBP’s mission.
Robot dogs have one drawback: their dependence on batteries. This reduces their lifespan while on the field.
There is no set time frame yet for the deployment of robot dogs.
You can Learn more about robot dog technologyVisit the DHS’s website.
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