Secom's X2 Robot, carries on autonomous patrolling surveillance and four of them are currently deployed at Narita airport in Japan. This is one of Secom's latest innovative security measures.
The robot is equipped with an omnidirectional camera allowing for 360-degree video, as well as a thermal imaging sensor and a metal detector. The robotic arms allow it to check for suspicious objects and detect heat. Security surveillance carried out by robots has many advantages, including the capability to perform tasks without losing concentration and extending the robotic arm to check for suspicious objects in trash cans and detect heat.
OZA Koichi from the R&D Centre at Secom Co. has explained “It’s a security surveillance system that complements both human and robotic skills, combining the parts where people are better with the part where the robot is better”