23 April 2016 Current Affairs: China’s first security robot “AnBot” made its debut, at the ongoing China Chongqing Hi-Tech Fair . It an electrical anti-riot device that can be activated through remote control in case of a threat.It is 1.49-metre-tall, having a maximum speed of 18 km per hour. It can patrol at a speed of 1 km per hour and has battery capacity of 8 hours.
Features of security robot
The robot is capable of autonomous patrol, intelligent monitoring, emergency calls, auto recharging and has optional modules for environmental monitoring, biochemical detection and clearing explosives.
An electrical anti-riot device can be activated through remote control if a threat is detected.
Shouting for help in the patrol area or pushing the robot’s emergency button will alert the police immediately.
Breakthroughs in low-cost autonomous navigation and positioning as well as intelligent video surveillance have contributed to the development of the robot.
The robot is jointly developed by the National University of Defence Technology and a robotics company in central China’s Hunan Province. The university began researching robotics theory and technology in the 1980s.
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