Move over, Robocop — there's a new automated security system in town.
It's been developed by Aptonomy Inc., which has dubbed the system a "flying security guard."
Where traditionally manpower has been used to visually patrol and secure locations, Apotnomy has outfitted the DJI S-1000+ with a new flight controller, a second computer to power day- and night-vision cameras, and of course bright lights and loudspeakers.
Even more impressive, the octocopter is equipped with artificial intelligence and navigational systems that allows it to fly fast and low, moving around obstacles and detecting human activity. It can even autonomously recognize faces.
The drone can transmit what it sees in realtime back to a console, or it can record the patrol for viewing later.
What about battery power? When the charge is running low, the drone automatically docks at a charging station to refuel.