19 Apr '17, 7pm

Singapore is starting to replace human security guards with robots #robotics #robots #tech #tech…

Singapore is starting to replace human security guards with robots #robotics #robots #tech #tech…

These robots are made by San Francisco-based SMP Robotics. They are designed to withstand Singapore’s tropical climate, high heat, and humidity levels. Ademco is hoping the robots will help offer an additional resource to its roster of human guards. Companies can spend up to S$8,000 ($5,704) per month for two security guards covering 12-hour shifts, while the robot — which can operate nearly all day (minus charging times) would cost about S$500 ($356) less, estimates TODAY . And unlike humans, these robots do not tire. “There are also limitations in human beings,” Ademco group managing director, Toby Koh, told Channel NewsAsia. Security staff patrol seven to eight times every 12 hours, he said. “If I were to do a patrol 10 times a day, at some point, my ability to focus and concentrate, [to] try to identify abnormalities…is going to deteriorate.” Perhaps more importantly, ...

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