January 11

Robot Guards, New Patrols on National Borders


In response to the long-aged problems in illegal immigration, cross-border terrorism and contraband smuggling, some nations turn to robotic surveillance systems supported by the latest and most reliable robotic systems.

A recent conference on state security was held at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK to address such mentioned problems particularly by scattering arrays of sensors in a border area in ways that robot guards can respond to any detected attempt to cross borders in a timely manner.

The need to strengthen border surveillance systems is evident everywhere in the globe. In India, a 3400-kilometre, 3-metre-high barbed-wire and concrete border wall to close itself off from Bangladesh - to Libya, placing foot soldiers on guard carrying people sensing technologies.

Libya is investing on a €300 million on technology for what it calls a "large border security and control system", made by Selex Sistemi Integrati.

And in the U.S., together with Boeing Intelligence and Security Systems, sensors are scattered on the border of Mexico, in an $8 billion project called the Secure Border Initiative network or SBInet.

SBInet uses robotic cameras to automatically zoom in when a particular intruder or any illegal entry is detected through its radar sensors.

Radar sensors are sensitive enough to pick up voices and footfalls, and will provide patrols with early warning of any activity in the border area - as far as 10 kilometers from the fence.

Filed Under: Microcontrollers, Robotics, Robotics Sensors

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