Monday October 13, 2003The latest model guard robot shown at CEATEC Japan 2003 by Sohgo Security Services is currently in use for patrolling and surveillance purposes as well as for receiving visitors and giving directions. Using numerous sensors, the C4 can detect a human body and then transmit images of what it "sees" back to a monitoring centre. The GuardRobo can be assigned to a fixed patrol route and timetable or be operated remotely from a control room.In development by ALSOK since 1982, the new robot can enter and exit elevators by itself using wireless signals and can move at speeds of up to 50cm per second.The Robo C4 costs around 9.5 million yen (AUD$125,000). Follow the links below for to learn more.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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