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APR 2017

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Page 16 of 54 Ap RI l 2017 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 10 801 Hammond Street, Suite 200, Coppell, TX 75019, U.S.A. T 1 (469) 444 6538 F 1 (469) 464 4449 E IDIS America Booth #18059 Register for free "The common denominator is that they all have large perim- eters and something important to protect," Wu said. Robotic aerial security requires several key things, Wu said. It needs to be autonomous, integrated with other systems, cybersecure with encrypted VPN access, safe and reliable and future proof. Nightingale stays future proof through its "robot- as-a-service" subscription model, which covers customers' main- tenance, repairs and upgrades, according to Wu. "Autonomous operation is our core value proposition—it is also a fundamental tenet of robotics," he said. Automations requires intelligence, such as calling for another drone when one that is in flight needs to return to recharge. "Robots should perform cer- tain tasks on their own so that humans can focus on making decisions," he said. "Those are just some of the things that we're working on in Nightingale: com- bining intelligent, interconnect- ed robots with the decision and judgment of human beings. It's teamwork: humans and robot— the new meaning of 'we.'" "Machines still need to learn from human confirmation of what a threat looks likes. Humans must still make high-level deci- sions." Wu compared the human and drone relationship to the parent and child relationship in terms of teaching it scenarios or anomalies to look for. An attendee asked Wu where Nightingale is headed in the future, and he made some sweep- ing predictions. "Eventually, all companies will evolve into a data company, because data is what you will need to teach your AIs," Wu said. "It doesn't matter how smart, it doesn't matter how much potential this robot has, it needs to learn from somewhere." Nightingale, Wu continued, will continue to use data to help its drones learn. Nightingale's current drones can fly for up to 30 minutes, they take 45 minutes to recharge, they can fly up to 60 miles per hour and have five sensor options, including RGB, visible light, infrared, thermal and LIDAR. The company is working on including HAZMAT sensors in 2017, said Wu. The company uses 3D printing for its drone frames; its drones weigh about 11 pounds, depending on the type of sensor installed. Nightingale's applications range in size from a residen- tial property about three acres to mining companies with 10 square miles. Nightingale is cur- rently considering channel part- ners. SSN situational awareness and … if it's a person [causing the event] it'll be able to follow the person." RAS has applications in oil and gas, critical infrastructure, solar farms and corporate campuses. location and it will start stream- ing live video to the guards that [are] locally on shift or to a GSOC anywhere in the world." " T h e s e c o n d s c e n a r i o i s scheduled autonomous patrols, [where] you can set repeat- able autonomous missions by programming the path, the altitude—you can even program at a certain point of industry. You could have it stop, circle, hover," he continued. "The third scenario is manual surveillance missions. For major events, such as a fire, oil spill, chemical leak or active shoot- er, you can manually dispatch a drone. This way you have Drones can gather useful info for a business "With robotic aerial security, the data that we gather is useful to construction, logistics, infrastructure inspection and surveys." —Jack Wu, Nightingale Security Continued from page 8

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