RAD announces new security robot order

Roameo security bot
RAD’s security robot, ROAMEO, is 7 ft tall and weighs over 700 lbs. | Source: Robotics Assistance Devices

Robotics Assistance Devices (RAD), a subsidiary of Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, announced that it received an order for its ROAMEO 2.0 security robot. The robot will be placed at a California-based casino.

RAD’s ROAMEO, its rugged observation assistance mobile electronic officer, is 7 ft tall and weighs over 700 lbs. It uses LiDAR and four cameras to navigate its surroundings, and has a 360° view. It can move at a speed of up to 12 mph.

ROAMEO is equipped with SuspectSpotter, an AI program that allows ROAMEO to accurately detect people, as well as LicenseSpotter, a license plate recognition technology.

In its new role, ROAMEO will be patrolling parking lots. It’s tasked with detecting and deterring trespassers in secured areas. The robot will also be providing guest services to customers as they move from the parking lot to the casino floor and hotel.

RAD is based in Ferndale, Michigan. This is RAD’s third order for its ROAMEO security robot. The first was in November, when one of RAD’s authorized dealers committed to up to 20 robots. The first of these robots was expected to be deployed within a Hollywood studio, whose name could not be disclosed.

In the same month, RAD received another order for three ROAMEO robots from Civitas PSG, a Romanian security company. RAD met with many clients in November, at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).

“Last month we showed ROAMEO to many potential clients, it was a huge public launch,” said Steve Reinharz, CEO of AITX and RAD. “The fact that we’ve been able to secure a major casino operator with a ROAMEO order just three weeks later is phenomenal.”

In July 2020, RAD updated its health screening system, Wally, with a mask identification feature. This feature allows Wally to identify individuals not wearing masks and communicate with them before entering buildings.

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Brianna Wessling

Brianna Wessling is an Associate Editor, Robotics, WTWH Media. She joined WTWH Media in November 2021, and is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas. She can be reached at bwessling@wtwhmedia.com