Police robots now patrol at Singapore airport

Singapore International Airport to deploy police robots with cameras, microphones,, sires, etc for surveillance

Tech Desk June 20, 2023

Singapore's International Airport is deploying police robots on patrol after a successful trial.

The wheel-based robots have cameras, sensors, a display panel, and a siren. The police robots will roam through the airport lounges autonomously and have installed speakers to communicate with those close by. Microphones will help travellers seeking assistance ask questions.

Five feet and seven inches tall, this robot can extend its mast with a camera at the top for better police surveillance. Two robots have already been deployed at the Changi Airport Terminal 4, Strait Times reported.

Superintendent Lim Ke Wei of the Airport Police Division says, “These patrol robots operate autonomously alongside our officers, providing additional eyes and support on the ground. The integration of robotics enhances the operational efficiency and capabilities of our frontline officers, enabling them to be more effective in their duties.”

The New York Police Department recently also rolled out several robots in the city in its second attempt to deploy technology after it was met with outcry over concerns of costs and privacy.


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