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Cobalt

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Cobalt is an indoor security guard robot that can recognize faces, check badges, and use an array of sensors to identify potential security or environmental threats. It navigates both autonomously and under supervision of a human operator.

Creator
Cobalt Robotics
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2017
Type
Military & Security, Telepresence
Creator
Cobalt Robotics
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2017
Type
Military & Security, Telepresence

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FEATURES
Autonomous operation. Two-way video and audio communication. Intruder detection and deterrence. Remote human operators. Emergency response. Badge reader integration. Over-the-air updates. Wi-Fi mapping. Environmental sensing. Anomaly detection and asset tracking.
HEIGHT
154.9 cm | 61 in
LENGTH
53.3 cm | 21 in
WIDTH
53.3 cm | 21 in
WEIGHT
68 kg | 150 lb
SPEED
3.2 km/h | 2 mph (average). In emergencies, the robot can go up to 9.7 km/s (6 mph).

SENSORS
3D scanner for obstacle avoidance and navigation. Secondary 3D scanner, pointing down, to detect small obstacles and cliffs. Four-camera array, with infrared cameras. Navigation sensor with long range (20 meters) and wide field of view (270Β°). Environmental sensors (smoke, carbon monoxide, humidity, temperature, and dust in the air), thermal, ultrasonic, and bump sensors. Two long-range RFID sensors to track assets and high value items. Microphone array. Badge scanner for mobile access control and employee authentication.
ACTUATORS
Hub motors in wheels
POWER
Lithium-iron-phosphate battery, 8 hours of operation; 2 hours to charge from empty. Automatically tops off charge every hour to ensure battery charge while on duty.
COMPUTING
High-end server-grade computer with NVIDIA 1080-class GPU. Secondary compute resources to manage networking and safety-critical systems.
SOFTWARE
ROS, Python control, API calls over HTTP
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
2
MATERIALS
Body of the robot is covered in fabric, which is detachable and water-resistant and hides speakers, cameras, and an environmental sensor bay. Top part of the robot is metal housing for compute and sensing modules.
COST
$75,000 per year for security service, including robot, specialists, and set up.
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
WEBSITE
https://www.cobaltrobotics.com/

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