Using the RDK as a base, a security bot will be constructed to patrol autonomously through ground floor rooms and map high definition obstacle data using the R200 RealSense camera device. It will use triangulation to work out its world position in real-time and be able to move at high speed through its environment, using a path-finding system to travel instantly to any part of the area it has previously scanned.
The robot will have the ability to return to base, charge itself, and continue its patrol when fully charged. A security patrol can be programmed into the robots routine, or left to create its own routes. The primary goal of the robots security system is to take HD photos of suspicious activity and upload instantly via WiFi to the cloud, then alert the owner of the property via a convenient app. Whether it's monitoring your pets, or catching a burglar read-handed, your security bot will patrol night and day to make sure you always have an extra pair of eyes around your home or business.
The concept of robot security is not new, but it is expensive. The current pricing for autonomous security starts at $10,000 and goes up quickly in line with replacing manned patrols. Thanks to innovative new technologies like RealSense and powerful processors for robotics, the benefits can be available to everyone at a much lower price.
Future innovations include a VR mode which allows you to take control of the robot, see through it's eyes and adapt its behavior on the fly. With an new carbon fiber copter design, there's no reason it couldn't fly too.
Video Log History:
1. Autonomous Charging Curcuit: https://youtu.be/ZSyb8JCg_hU
2. Smaller Charging Circuit: https://youtu.be/ixqO4JlQo9w