Robot guarded by the museum
1994/12/01 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria
In the United States, a museum in Los Angeles has a special caregiver: The SR2 robot. At night he travels through the exhibition halls taking care of his works. It has in memory a map of the halls, halls and halls of the museum and knows how to avoid obstacles. He also knows the shortest route between two points of the museum and an ultrasound system tells him if the doors are open or closed.
Being equipped with sensors, it receives information about air temperature, humidity, composition, amount of smoke, etc. and thanks to a program that contains evaluates the risks of fire and suspicious movements.
With only a speed of 8 kilometers per hour, the SR2 robot is not designed to catch you. To do this, the museum has another security system. However, the robot has already detected gas leaks in some nearby industries, and taking into account the avoided damage can be said to have been self-paid.