Humanoid security robots are here. While a variety of utility patrol robots have been used in the workplace for some time, it is the humanoid-type form that could provide a leap in security robots’ usefulness and workplace acceptance, according to an ADT Commercial white paper, “Humanoid Robots and Commercial Security.”
Artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled humanoid robots can help enhance or supplement security guarding programs in commercial environments by providing the following value:
- Robots can navigate the environment and independently perform programmed tasks with minimal human oversight, including conducting routine patrols and clearing safety hazards.
- Where a person may grow tired or less attentive during their guarding shift, humanoid robots are constantly alert, helping to minimize the potential for human error.
- Robots can potentially reduce human exposure to life-threatening risks or hazards.
- Humanoid robots can help address labor costs and shortages associated with the guarding market.
- Such technology is designed to recognize and interact with people in an authorized environment, including communicating wayfinding requests or connecting with a standby human operator to ensure accuracy and responsiveness when an incident occurs.