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Meet the robot which could well be the security guard of the future: A patrol robot with infrared vision, laser radar navigation, 360 degree cameras, heat sensors – and toxic gas detection.

This groundbreaking machine has been called RAMSEE and was designed by Gamma 2 Robotics. Its main purpose is to watch empty places on graveyard shifts and warn humans about intruders.

The security bot is an autonomous patrolman, rolling around empty halls and hard-to-surveil places, its LIDAR eyes and infrared cameras scanning the environment around it at all times. It is a robot built for empty spaces, alerting its human overseers to any harmful intrusion of life.

“RAMSEE will change the world of security because it never rests and operates at a fraction of the cost paid for other security services,” said Lew Pincus, chief executive officer, Gamma 2 Robotics.

RAMSEE can provide round-the-clock monitoring of an area by scanning its environment as it trundles through rooms, looking for motion, along with signs of fire, smoke and gas leaks. The autonomous bot sends data when it detects something is amiss to human overseers, who can choose whether or not to intervene.

But besides everything it can do – Gamma 2 Robotics believe its main selling point will be cost, as having a robot do patrols is cheaper than having humans do them.

“We built RAMSEE to be ideally suited for the overnight dull, dirty and dangerous patrols nobody wants to do. These are the jobs for which the security industry struggles to find staffing.”