Security Patrol Robot With ATV Base

This security patrol robot was created by students at the University of Oklahoma. It can autonomously patrol even challenging locations; it uses as its base an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

(Security patrol robot University of Oklahoma)

It navigates using an obstacle avoidance system that makes use of sonar sensors on the front and sides of the robot's chassis. It can communicate video and audio wirelessly as it follows a pre-programmed patrol route.

First, a path plan is provided to the ATV planner to best decompose the task into subtasks and then the ATV go ahead and deliberates (plans) what are the suitable behaviors to accomplish each one of them. In other words, a set of checkpoints is provided to the control system as a route for the ATV to go thru. A file containing an array of GPS coordinates and special tasks (waiting time, camera auto pan, hunk horn...etc) is delivered to the planner. The planner reads the file and divides the route into sub-routes, where each one is from the current location to the first unreached location in the array.

After that, the behaviors start executing based on a reactive control, sense-act. At each control instance, the control system senses the world then sends commands to the ATV to act based on the inquired values. The system keeps behaving in that same manner until the submission is accomplished or an emergency status requires change of behavior.
(Development of an Autonomous ATV for Real-Life Surveillance Operations [pdf])

(Security patrol robot video)

University of Oklahoma students Fares Beainy and Sesh Commuri are following a vision established more than a half-century ago by science fiction writers like Philip K. Dick, who wrote about guard robots in his 1955 short story The Hood Maker:

"Halt!" A robot guard appeared, streaking toward them across the field. "Identify yourselves!"

Franklin showed his clip. "I'm Director level. We're here to see the Senator. I'm an old friend."

Automatic relays clicked as the robot studied the identification clip.
(Read more about guard robot)

Security guard robots have also been depicted in science fiction films. Take a look at the autonomous guard robot from Michael Crichton's 1985 film Runaway.

(Security guard robot from Runaway)

From Development of an Autonomous ATV for Real-Life Surveillance Operations (pdf) via hack a day.

Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 10/8/2009)

Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy.

| Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | | Digg | Reddit |

Would you like to contribute a story tip? It's easy:
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and add it here.

Comment/Join discussion ( 0 )

Related News Stories - (" Robotics ")

Soft Robotics - Now With 3D Printed Sensors!
'A series of chemelectric afferent nerve-analogues, which permitted it to gauge to an ounce the amount of pressure necessary to snap a bone...' - Roger Zelazny, 1966.

Scaly Yet Soft Robotic Snake
Love those robotic sneks.

Tiny Rubbery Robot To Take 'Fantastic Voyage'
I think that I will wait for other volunteers for this one.

Disney Vyloo Robots With Personality
'Let's build robots with Genuine People Personalities...' - Douglas Adams, 1979.



Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Invention Timeline, or see what's New.






Current News

Save Your Brain's Connectome, Upload Yourself Elsewhere
'You've got remote storage. How regular is the update?'

TMS Decreases Belief In God, Increases Belief In Immigrants
'... setting up the same currents, the same basic ideas, in them all.'

Loomo Mini Transporter Robot Companion You Ride On
'Slowly the [robot] horse raised its head, wiggled its ears, blinked twice, gave a tentative whinny.'

Soft Robotics - Now With 3D Printed Sensors!
'A series of chemelectric afferent nerve-analogues, which permitted it to gauge to an ounce the amount of pressure necessary to snap a bone...'

AI Tool Lynx Insight And The Cybernetic Newsroom
'The structure,... was once a great homeostatic newspaper, the New York Times. It printed itself directly below us...'

Espresso Telescope Searches For Exoplanets
'These instruments were the wonderful ones our astronomers had perfected.'

Dune Fans! Metal-Organic Frameworks Make Science Fiction Real
'Dew collectors,' he muttered, enchanted by the simple beauty of such a scheme.

Manned Maneuvering Unit From 1984
'The glittering little rocket bolted to the black iron behind him.'

Astronaut Gets Younger In Space
'So what we're looking for now is not an antibiotic - an anti-life drug - but an anti-agathic, an anti-death drug...'

Blockchain Used To Verify Election Results
'Any adult could punch into the phone his or her code, followed by a yes or no.'

IJOP Integrated Joint Operations Platform China's Minority Report?
'All day long the idiots babbled, imprisoned in their special high-backed chairs...'

HushMe Bluetooth Device Reinvents The Hush-A-Phone
'Talking into a hush-a-phone which he had plugged into the telephone jack...'

Ultrathin Brain Needle Developed At MIT
Putting drugs into a selected cubic millimeter within the living brain.

Tesla Semi Truck Now At Work
Why wait? Tesla Semi now hard at work.

Illustris: The Next Generation Of Universe Simulation
'This digital device was ... A machine able literally to contain the Universe Itself...'

Scaly Yet Soft Robotic Snake
Love those robotic sneks.

More SF in the News Stories

More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise | - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.