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We answer all your questions about our autonomous mobile security robots.

Robot FAQ

A security and inspection robot is a totally autonomous vehicle that:

  • Moves about continuously
  • Knows where it is at all times
  • Is able to adapt to a change in its environment
  • Can avoid obstacles and people automatically
  • Is safe when moving about next to security officers/employees

It has a dual mission:

  • Monitoring a perimeter (safety mission)
  • Taking measurements of points of interest (security mission)

The autonomous robot automates routines, i.e., tasks that consume a lot of time and resources.

The autonomous robot collects data on a very regular basis, more frequently and in a precisely reproducible manner. It provides features that are useful every day: automatic alert in the event of intrusion detection (security) or automatic alert if certain threshold values are exceeded (inspection).

Finally, autonomous robots offer you permanent and coherent follow-up of your industrial site.

Automated measurement technologies – like the autonomous robot – are already being deployed by several sectors:

  • Energy sector
  • Oil and gas sites
  • Ports and Airports
  • Sites of vital interest
  • Seveso sites
  • Chemical sector

Patrolling is one thing. Generating, processing and analysing data interpretation algorithms is quite another.

Running Brains Robotics patrol robots are equipped with the following algorithms:

  • People and vehicle detection algorithms
  • Industrial equipment measuring algorithms

The data is then uploaded to a Cloud and projected onto a 3D model of your site.
The GR100 robot is a “sensor carrier” that generates data. Knowing how to process this data and trigger alerts based on the rules you define will ensure you complete your mission successfully.

Running Brains Robotics robots fully meet GDPR requirements. The data collected is exclusively data related to planned inspection measurements and all the images related to the alerts detected. These images are only stored for a limited time.

Running Brains Robotics is very concerned about ethical issues and respect for privacy, and is strongly committed to designing technological solutions that serve people and not the other way around.

If you have any questions about your data, please contact our team HERE

The GR100 is a Robot As A Service: you have a turnkey solution and avoid any immediate investment.
No need to purchase the robot. The solution starts from €4,000/month. You pay for the use of the robot and associated software, which considerably lowers the cost.

All the robot’s maintenance is our concern. So, you don’t need any particular technical skills to be able to operate the robot. Your teams will be trained in the use of the robot’s interfaces, which are designed to be as ergonomic as possible.
The minimum commitment period is 12 months.

Les robots sont moins rapides mais ont une plus grande autonomie, ils sont tolérants aux pertes de GPS, voient sous les arbres et les structures couvertes.

Flying drones and robots complement each other. Drones are fast and can see high up. However, they have very limited autonomy, they can’t fly in all weathers or in any place (see the French Civil Aviation Authority regulations). Drones cannot see under trees or covered structures. Drones act above all in reactive but not preventive mode. They are dependent on other surveillance systems.
Robots are less fast but have greater autonomy, they tolerate GPS losses, can see under trees, covered structures and can be efficient day and night, whatever the weather conditions.

The answer is yes!
The GR100 robot is easy to integrate in your work environment without having to do any specific fitting-out work. You just have to plug the charger base into a power socket.

Our robot is a robotics solution supplied with a complete, stand-alone software suite. No need to connect it to your IT system. The support and maintenance of the robot are done by the Running Brains Robotics teams. Set-up is very quick.
As soon as the robot is delivered, you have sole control of the programming of the patrols and measurements to be carried out.

In terms of safety, the integration of an autonomous robot allows you to improve the security of your site while reducing your on-call and response costs. If in doubt, you can log on to the robot and see and understand what is happening in real time. You can direct the robot towards a specific point. We call that an investigation of a suspicious circumstance. This investigation is instantaneous and saves you any call-out costs. You can reduce the size of the on-site security team with a robot that takes care of the routine part of the surveillance job. The robot undertakes the high-risk missions while the security guard, working remotely, assesses the situation and gives instructions.

In terms of inspection, the presence of the robot enables you to increase your knowledge of your installations by generating reliable data. Early-as-possible fault detection represents a significant saving on maintenance costs.
You also increase reactivity in the event of an alert (intrusion, fire outbreak, etc.).

There are many other cases where the presence of an autonomous robot dedicated to the safety and preventive maintenance of your site could enable you to reduce industrial operating costs. Regular use of the robot will give you new avenues for automation.

There are two interfaces:

  • A robot interface to pilot the robot, to see and understand what the robot sees and understands. It’s also possible to speak through a microphone.
  • A web platform on which you can manage your robot fleet, find out where your robots are always, what they are doing, what their status is and, above all, this web interface collects all the data measured by the robots and consolidates and interprets it.

There may not necessarily be a specific sensor for every type of potential failure.

  • Sometimes we have to detect anomalies such as the absence of an object (a fire extinguisher that is no longer in its place), an oil leak on a piece of equipment, an open door or a disconnected cable.
    Being able to take high-definition photos and carry out image processing means that this surveillance can be automated and made more reliable.
  • Sometimes, measuring equipment exists but is not digital, such as a needle pressure gauge, a warning light, etc. Here again, machine vision image processing comes in useful.

Through the GR100 autonomous robots, the Running Brains Robotics teams design these algorithms, largely based on artificial intelligence, to enable you to obtain this data and use it.

The GR100 is a robot that maps its environment in 3 dimensions. All you have to do is determine the locations to be measured on your 3D map, and the robot will position itself at a given point, orientate its turret to position its cameras in the best possible way and carry out the measurement remotely.

Few robots on the market are capable of inspection, because it requires a high degree of precision in terms of location, positioning and, above all, it must have a 3D map of your facility and an adjustable turret for its sensors.

The robot is equipped with a navigation system that enables it to permanently know its location in a known environment and avoid any obstacles it perceives.

The Running Brains Robotics robot navigation system is one of the highest performing on the market, both robust and reliable. It has a particularly high-performance data merging system and tolerates GPS losses.

Our robots also have a safety chain (1) that is separate from the functional chain described above. This chain is EC certified. Running Brains Robotics robots are currently the only ones that offer this architecture.
Our robots meet the standards in force, including the European Directive 2006/42/EC, known as the Machinery Directive.

(1) In other words, a set of dedicated, security-certified equipment (sensors, calculation units) and dedicated algorithms.

In terms of safety, the robot takes pictures (HD colour images) and measures temperature remotely (thermografic camera).
These images are then collected and processed to provide you with usable data.

We design the image processing algorithms with you:

  • Presence or absence of an object
  • Position of a needle on a measuring tool
  • Presence of a data plate
  • Presence of a leak of a liquid
  • Detection of an open gate or door
  • Checking of visual appearance

We can add contextual sensors to the robot on request: measurement of magnetic field, gas concentration, noise level, etc. 

No, the robot’s strength lies in repeating the same actions without getting tired. So, a robot patrols and supervises the environment it is assigned tirelessly:

  • 24/7
  • Day and night
  • In all weather conditions

A human, on the other hand, has a high-level understanding of the mission: they know the context and how to interpret the data and alerts generated by the robot.

At Running Brains Robotics, we think the Human-Robot team is the best possible combination. Sometimes, it is best for the robot to replace the human, especially if the mission is dangerous. The robot undertakes the high-risk missions while the security officer remotely assesses the situation and gives instructions.

The robot avoids employees being unnecessarily exposed in the event of an intrusion. The robot is the one that goes to investigate the suspicious circumstance, not the employee. This applies equally to the security scenario and the inspection scenario.

Running Brains Robotics robots have boxes that can transport small loads such as a first-aid kit, defibrillator or an extinguisher.

The robot transmits both voice and image. In terms of inspection, the robot can thus assist an employee on the spot, connected to the robot, preventing any handling risk.

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