Chennai Police Deploys “Robot Cop” in COVID-19 Hotspot

Chennai Police Deploys
More than a yr after Kerala Police inducted India’s first humanoid ‘Robocop’ (KP-Bot) into its fleet, Chennai Police has deployed a multi-functional robotic referred to as Robot Cop LD v5.0 to keep watch over residents in COVID-19 containment areas within the metropolis. However, in contrast to the Kerala Police mannequin, the Chennai Police robotic will not be a humanoid and mainly appears like an outsized field on wheels.

According to The Hindu, the machine has a two-way intercom for direct public bulletins and to hearken to any communication from the general public. It will be managed utilizing a distant management and has a mounted digital camera for surveillance. The machine has a wi-fi connectivity vary for a couple of kilometer, and comes with a built-in LED display to show messages, alerts and warnings.

The robotic has been deployed in Meenambal Puram Street, a coronavirus hotspot within the Mylapore neighborhood with greater than 11 documented circumstances. It is getting used to watch residents in containment zones, stated R. Sudhakar, the Joint Commissioner of Chennai Police (East). According to him: “In containment zones, we can’t enter and (monitor) interior areas. Our personnel (have) to stand outside barricaded areas. Drones (are) used to make announcements (for people in these neighborhoods)”.

The robotic is claimed to have been purpose-built for the lockdown in 4 days by the Chennai Police in affiliation with with quite a lot of expertise corporations, together with Robothoughts, SCI Fi Innovation and Callidai Motorworks. The division is within the strategy of commissioning extra such gadgets in different areas of town within the coming days.

Featured Image Courtesy: The Hindu

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