A smart police robot that can recognise people, take complaints, detect bombs, identify suspects, interact with people, and answer their queries has been launched in Hyderabad.
This world’s first smart police robot, a beta version, was manufactured by H-Bot Robotics, a city-based startup. H-Bot had announced the manufacture of the world’s second humanoid robot cop in July and the designs were also finalised. The first robot cop was made in France and deployed in Dubai. During the process of making the humanoid, the makers conceived the idea of a smart police robot, with additional facilities based on artificial intelligence and machine learning and built indigenously.
Their plan was that the robot cop would perform duties at the Jubilee check post after consultation with the city police. H-Bots founder Kisshhan P.S.V. had said earlier that unlike the robot in Dubai, which moved only on wheels, the smart cop can walk, recognise people, take complaints and defuse bombs.
“We are building capacity to produce 10 such private police robots which can be private security guards and can be deployed in hotels, hospitals and offices,” he said. The smart police robot was manufactured at the H-Bots Robotics lab, the first in south India and second of its kind in the country after Delhi. This facility has a capacity for 50 researchers and has tied up with 40 associates across the country. Mr Kisshhan said the firm would be able to produce 10 such robots a year. “Our plan is to make them available at a price of Rs 3 lakh each so that they are affordable to many. Our dream is to make Hyderabad known for robotics in the world,” he added.