Robots are already being used to patrol malls and other business environments. Cobalt Robotics’ indoor security robots are designed to work alongside human guards. They have sensors and autonomous features to look for intruders and anything out of the ordinary. These robots can patrol spaces following planned or random paths. They monitor people, doors, windows, or any suspicious items.
The company collaborated with industrial designer Yves Béhar to build fabric-covered robots. These have redundant safety features to operate around humans reliably. With 360º day-night cameras, thermal cameras, point cloud cameras, laser scanners, a directional microphone array, and environmental sensors, Cobalt’s robots can catch potential issues early.