Tunisia Using Unmanned Robots to Enforce Lockdown during Coronavirus
Tunisia’s Ministry of Interior is using the locally developed unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to monitor the streets of the capital Tunis as part of the government’s COVID-19 response.
According to a news report, the vehicle was seen in Tunisia after the Ministry of Interior contracted Enova Robotics to help patrol and enforce the country’s lockdown order, effective since 22 March.
Enova describes the P-Guard is a rugged security robot for multi-terrain applications, says the report. To perform its functions, the robot incorporates a set of infrared cameras arranged to cover the entire surrounding of the robot, an omni-directional audio acquisition system, thermal camera and a sound and light alarm system. The robot, adds the report, incorporates a GPS to locate in its environment and a laser telemetry system.
Using its camera and sensors, the P-Guard is particularly able to automatically detect intrusion and negative behaviors and send real time alerts and video, Enova said.