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Ground-based Facility Patrols – Landborne Robot Use Case

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What are ground-based facility patrols?

All facilities require regular patrols to ensure nothing has been stolen and to deter people from breaking in. This often means long hours and the chance of being in a deadly situation. Landborne robots are capable of facility patrols around the clock and can capture more data in a single run compared to a person.

How do ground-based facility patrols work?

  1. On a schedule a landborne robot, such as the Boston Dynamics Spot, will turn on, get up from its docking station and begin its patrol.
  2. The patrol is a pre-planned path that is taken through a facility, going past points of entry, high value items, and expensive materials. Spot will capture all sorts of data depending on the payload. This can include images, videos, thermal video, gas levels, the potion of objects, and more.
  3. Spot will then return to its dock, transfer all the data to a database and begin charging for the next patrol.
  4. This data is then looked over by a team and even used with AI to detect anything that seems unusual.

Benefits of using landborne robots

  • Humans are removed from the equation, improving safety and efficiency.
  • Patrols can take place 24/7 as often as the landborne robot, such as Spot can be fully charged, more often when using multiple landborne robots.
  • Active facilities don't have to be paused to ensure a safe environment for people to enter as Spot can dynamically avoid obstacles.

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