Autonomous Security Robot Patrolling Tokyo Train Station
Autonomous Robo Guard
This Autonomous Security Robot guard scans for dangerous individuals and suspicious packages at the at Seibu Shinjuku Station. According to sources during this practice run, the security robot “Perseus Bot” kept saying “Security patrol in progress. Security patrol in progress.”
During the demonstration, the Autonomous Security Robot conducted a scan of the Seibu Shinjuku station premises. He found a crawling passenger and notified the station staff’s smartphone. A railroad employee rushed in to help.
The robot security guard is to be tested at Tokyo station in a bid to boost security ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. It was named after a Greek mythological hero Perseus and is 167.5 centimeters tall, 61 cm wide and 90.5 cm long.
According to Japan Times:
It can send alerts to the smartphones of security staff if it discovers objects left unattended for a long time or if it captures aggressive movements by individuals that could lead to conflict.
It was jointly developed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute, Seibu Railway Co., information technology firm Nihon Unisys Ltd. and AI camera developer Earth Eyes.