A Flying Drone Follows Intruders And Takes Pictures Them
Secom has designed an advanced surveillance gear, a flying surveillance robot, which combines the maneuverability of a quadrotor with the intelligence gathering capabilities of a laser-guided camera. The drone is based on an existing robot from Ascending Technologies. This UAV features a laser sensor to detect movement within a predefined area, a sensitive camera with LED lights, a communications system to send the images back to base, and a computer to keep everything running. The quadcopter will automatically sneak up on the person and snaps them, and if they’re in a car, it can even get shots of the license plate for identification. The robot can fly around 15 minutes, then it returns to base and automatically reconnects to its charger.