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Business Insider UK [Video]: This self-driving police car can track criminals and launch drones

July 24, 2017

OTSAW Digital has created a self-driving car that patrols streets and can launch a surveillance drone. The machines will arrive in Dubai by the end of 2017. By 2030, Dubai wants robots to make up 25% of their police force.

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Robot Rabbi: Singapore: An Autonomous Innovation Centre

July 14, 2017

Jim Robinson of RRE Ventures said it best last month at the Silicon Dragon Conference when comparing Silicon Valley to New York, “There are two kinds of centers that have a lot of startups and technology, there are technology centers and commerce centers.” New York falls into the later category, while the Valley is the former. Sitting next to Jim, I reflected that Singapore might be in both groups…

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Deutsche Welle: Dubai: police recruit robot cars

July 12, 2017

Before the end of this year these autonomous police cars could patrol Dubai’s streets. The high tech vehicles are supposed to help ensure security….

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Dronevolution: [Translated] Dubai | Drones and autonomous driving car to patrol the streets of the metropolis

July 7, 2017

[Translated] In the world we invest more and more in robotics and artificial intelligence to improve the services provided to citizens and to improve safety in the cities. A Dubai police has set up public security units made up of automobiles without driver, with the possibility…

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JG Automotive: OTSAW O-R3: the self-contained mini car that will identify and prosecute criminals in Dubai

July 6, 2017

Dubai is undoubtedly one of the benchmarks in terms of autonomous mobility. After acquiring a fleet of 200 Tesla to implement a transport service without driver and create EHang 184, its taxi-dron, is now the turn of a small robotic vehicle that will be in charge of patrolling the city as part of the police force…

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Outer Places: Dubai Is Creating an Autonomous Robo-Car Police Force

July 6, 2017

Are you a fan of Robocop? We have good news! Terrified of the prospect that artificially intelligent robots could lead to our accidental demise? Then this might not be the best news for you, because Dubai’s police force is getting some new recruits, and they don’t eat donuts…
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CarBuzz: Dubai Thinks These Robot Cop Cars Will Stop Crime

July 5, 2017

By the end of this year, the Dubai Police department will have deployed a small fleet of autonomous robot cars in an effort to, more or less, reduce the human workforce. According to The Telegraph, it’s called the O-R3, a small, waist-high robot car that was developed by…
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asmag.com: World’s first security robot that combines ground and aerial surveillance

July 4, 2017

As security concerns increase and the costs of employing security personnel go up, the natural tendency is to turn towards technology for solution. This is one of the reasons the industry is seeing more and more intelligent solutions entering the market that can replace or…
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GQ India: Meet the newest recruit of Dubai’s police force

July 4, 2017

Earlier in June, Dubai Police inducted its first robotic police officer into its ranks. This month, city officials announced that autonomous police cars will begin patrolling the streets of Dubai by the end of the year to help identify and track suspects. Named the O-R3…
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TechAcute: Otsaw’s “O-R3” Is a Self-Driving Vehicle with Focus on Security Patrolling

July 4, 2017

Otsaw Digital has been busy with their robotics and drone R&D. The Singaporean company was founded in 2015 as a subsidiary of ActiV Technology to act as their digital innovation center. Today I wanted to introduce you to their possibly…
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TVNZ: Watch: Dubai to introduce ‘RoboCop’ style automated security vehicles to patrol city streets

July 4, 2017

The futuristic looking vehicle is called the O-R3 and has been developed by Singapore company OTSAW Digital. While speed will not be the small security car’s strong point, its top speed only being 15km/h, the vehicle will be able to scan human faces, looking for criminals…
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The Sydney Morning Herald: Dubai’s newest police recruits: robocars with facial recognition tech

July 3, 2017

​Mini autonomous police cars paired with companion drones and facial recognition technology will begin patrolling the streets of Dubai by the end of the year to help the city identify and track down criminal suspects.…
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9News: Robocop cars to hit the streets (very slowly) in Dubai

July 3, 2017

Dubai Police will launch a self-driving RoboCop car as part of its bid to become one of the smartest tech connected cities in the world. Not built for hair-raising pursuits – its top speed is only 15km/h – the car will primarily use its 360 degree camera to…
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Interesting Engineering: Dubai’s Latest Cop Cars Come with Facial Recognition

July 3, 2017

Dubai has been a new adapter of fresh technology, and that trickles down even into its law enforcement. City officials announced recently that they will add miniature autonomous police cars and drones to its patrol. These devices come equipped with facial recognition technology…
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Motoring: Self-driving Robocop cars to patrol Dubai by end of year

July 3, 2017

Dubai city officials have confirmed fully autonomous police cars will be patrolling the United Arab Emirates city before the end of this year. Created by Singapore-based technology company, OTSAW Digital, the little cop cars aren’t expected to be involved in any…
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Ubergizmo: Dubai Will Use A Self-Driving Car Robot To Police The Streets

July 1, 2017

We’re sure that most of us have seen the movies where robot police are patrolling the streets, where unlike human police officers, everything is done by the book and there is no such thing as leniency. It almost feels oppressive,but ultimately we guess it makes.…
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Leicester Post: Dubai Police unveil world’s first self-driving, criminal-catching auto

July 1, 2017

These cars will use biometrics to scan for criminals, suspected criminals, and other “undesirables” as they drive along. About the size of a child’s electric toy auto, the driverless vehicles will patrol different areas of the city to boost security and hunt for unusual…
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IOL: Future Police: Robots to become Police Officers

July 1, 2017

The shortage of Police officers was one of the major findings of the Khayelitsha Commision conducted by Advocate. Vusi Pikoli in South Africa. Shortage of police officers is often highlighted as the major challenge in fighting crime in South Africa. This is a challenge…
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Israel Homeland Security: “Smart Dubai” Initiative Continues to Shock The World

July 1, 2017

Months after Dubai unveiled the first flying taxis in the world, Dubai Police recently unveiled another world’s first — autonomous, self-driving miniature police cars that are expected to hit the streets by year-end. According to gulfnews.com, the robotic vehicles will be…
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CNN: Self-driving police patrol to hit Dubai

June 30, 2017

​Mini autonomous police cars paired with companion drones and facial recognition technology will begin patrolling the streets of Dubai by the end of the year to help the city identify and track down criminal suspects. This week’s announcement by city officials comes…
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Mashable: Dubai will roll out self-driving, drone-launching police bots

June 30, 2017

Dubai, the self-proclaimed “Future City,” is getting its own unit of autonomous, drone-launching robotic police vehicles, because what’s more future than than Robocops? The city’s police force will be the first in the world to roll out Singapore startup…
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International Business Times: A Real RoboCop? Dubai Police Will Deploy Mini Self-Driving Patrols Equipped With 360-Degree Cameras, Drones

June 30, 2017

Dubai, the Future City, recently announced its plans to debut self-flying taxis this year. Now, Dubai Police is taking its force to the next level with small autonomous patrol cars equipped with drones, according to Gulf News (via The Verge )…
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The Telegraph: Dubai deploys tiny robot cars to police city streets

June 30, 2017

Police in Dubai have unveiled a small autonomous car that will patrol the streets in the Gulf city. The miniature vehicles, which measure up to around waist height, come just weeks after the city recruited its first robotic officer. The first patrol cars are set to report for duty before…
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The Washington Post: Meet the newest recruits of Dubai’s police force: Robo-cars with facial-recognition tech

June 30, 2017

Mini autonomous police cars paired with companion drones and facial-recognition technology will begin patrolling the streets of Dubai by the end of the year to help identify and track suspects.The announcement by city officials this week comes as Dubai races to reshape the future of its law enforcement…
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India Live Today: Futuristic OR3 self-driving police vehicles set to hit streets of Dubai

June 30, 2017

Continuing a Smart Dubai initiative, which saw Dubai Police introduce a humanoid robot officer last month, the force has signed an agreement with Singaporean company OTSAW Digital to introduce so-called “autonomous outdoor security robot” O-R3 by the end of 2017…
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The Verge: Police in Dubai have recruited a self-driving robo-car that can ‘scan for undesirables’

June 29, 2017

By the end of the year, Dubai’s police force will have a new recruit patrolling the streets: a self-driving car that acts a mobile surveillance unit. The vehicle is about the size of a child’s toy electric buggy, reports Gulf News, and is equipped with 360-degree cameras that…
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What’s On Dubai: WATCH: Dubai Police will be adding mini robot patrol cars to its fleet

June 28, 2017

Last month we reported that Dubai Police had welcomed the world’s first ‘Robocop’ onto the force, and it looks like they weren’t planning to stop there. In an announcement made earlier today, they revealed plans to add a number of miniature autonomous patrol cars…
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The Gulf Today: Dubai Police to deploy outdoor security robot

June 28, 2017

DUBAI: Singapore start-up OTSAW Digital has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai Police to deploy autonomous outdoor security robot, O-R3, by the end of 2017 as part of the Smart Dubai initiative. This makes Dubai the first city in the world to have O-R3 in operation…
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Tahawul Tech: Dubai Police to deploy autonomous patrol cars by end of 2017

June 28, 2017

The Dubai Police has recently signed a deal with Singapore-based OTSAW Digital to deploy autonomous outdoor patrol cars called O-R3. In a recently-held press conference at the Dubai Police General HQ, HE MajorGeneral Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-chief, introduced…
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Forbes: Dubai Police Signs Agreement To Deploy Driverless Security Patrols

June 28, 2017

Dubai Police has partnered with Singapore startup OTSAW Digital to deploy driverless mini security patrol cars by the end of the year. The O-R3 robot will be used for simple police duties like surveillance in commercial spaces, with its built-in camera providing it a 360-degree scope of its surroundings…
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Jerusalem Online: Watch: Security robot that will fight crime in Dubai

June 28, 2017

Several months after shocking the world with plans for the first self-flying taxis before the end of the year, Dubai has revealed their next technological development that will fight crime- the robotic patrol car. Although small, the patrol’s abilities could potentially…
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Step Feed: Dubai Police to deploy self-driving cars

June 28, 2017

Dubai Police will soon be joined by new robotic partners. Small robotic cars will begin patrolling the streets of the emirate by the end of the year. These vehicles will be able to identify criminals or suspects, while also searching out unusual activity…
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Time Out Dubai: Dubai Police to deploy self-driving cars

June 28, 2017

Dubai Police will be deploying a self-driving patrol, with the force confirming Dubai will be the first city in the world to operate an autonomous fleet. It is no secret that Dubai Police is turning towards robotics within its ranks, as it targets some 25 percent of its personnel to be robotic by 2030…
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The National: Self-driving police vehicles to roam Dubai’s streets

June 28, 2017

DUBAI // Self-driving police vehicles will soon be monitoring the city’s streets in a bid to increase security. Dubai Police will develop the self-driving vehicle with a company based in Singapore. “Self-driving patrols will be equipped with cameras that will be connected to…
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Daily Mail: First it was Robocop, now Dubai is unveiling driverless miniature police cars that will cruise the streets and hunt out suspects

June 28, 2017

Just weeks after unveiling a robotic officer, Dubai police have announced its latest gadget – tiny self-driving patrol cars which can scan for criminals. The vehicles, due to hit the streets by the end of the year, will…
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Arabian Business: Dubai Police unveils plan to deploy autonomous vehicles

June 28, 2017

Dubai Police is set to become the first in the world to deploy an autonomous vehicle to carry out security duties. The deployment is part of the call by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai…
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Newsmax: Robo Cops: Dubai Adding Mini Robot Cars to Police Force

June 28, 2017

Police in Dubai are adding tiny robot patrol cars to carry out the massive work of catching criminals. The child-sized bot cars will be dispatched to neighborhoods to boost security as well as hunt for unusual activity, “potential persons of interest to police”…
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Gulf News: Driverless mini police cars to patrol Dubai

June 28, 2017

Dubai: Months after Dubai unveiled the first flying taxis in the world, Dubai Police on Tuesday unveiled another believed world’s first — autonomous, self-driving miniature police cars that are expected to hit the streets by year-end. The robotic vehicles will be equipped…
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Press Release: Singapore start-up OTSAW Digital inks momentous partnership with the Dubai Police Force

June 22, 2017

DUBAI, 21st June 2017: Singapore start-up OTSAW Digital has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai Police Force to deploy autonomous outdoor security robot, O-R3, by the end of 2017 as part of the Smart Dubai initiative…
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The Business Times: Singapore SME fights crime with robots

June 20, 2017

CROOKS beware – there is a new crime buster on the block. Meet O-R3 – OTSAW Digital’s proprietary crime fighting robot solution to the security industry’s manpower crunch. Armed with data-collecting sensors to detect security abnormalities, the O-R3 is…
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sgSME: Local SME fights crime with robots

June 20, 2017

“We don’t want humans to do the repetitive work,” said Ling Ting Ming, founding CEO of OTSAW Digital and – parent company – ActiV Technology. “Humans should look at analytics and data to do preventive crime rather than reactive crime.”…
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Social Media DNA: IoT – O-R3

June 11, 2017

[Translated] After the Knight Scope K5, there is a new security-propelled robot (UGV, Unmanned Ground Vehicle), which detects and acts on any suspicious situations: the O-R3. Not with predictive policing software, but with a series of sensors, including a drone…
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Sohu: (Video) 会议机器人 户外机器人 星洲爱科网络科技 CES 2017 上海 亚洲展

June 9, 2017

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The Star: The world’s first robot cop car hunts bad guys with a drone

June 7, 2017

A Singapore startup has built the world’s first robot cop car that patrols with its very own drone to chase criminals. Weighing at just 80kg, the O-R3 robot car uses advanced machine learning algorithms powered by artificial intelligence and 3D localisation…
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AsiaOne: Would you rent this security robot car for $10,000 a month?

June 7, 2017

A Singapore startup Otsaw Digital has developed a robotic security car that comes accompanied by a drone set to go after intruders. The O-R3 is a 176 pound (78kg) golf cart-sized robot that companies can use for security patrolling, and can be rented for $10,000 a month…
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Asia Pacific Security Magazine: Advancing Asia’s Digital Strategy and Roadmap at CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia 2017

June 1, 2017

CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia 2017 wrapped up last week after a three-day exhibition and conference addressing technologies and strategies for smart cities and digital ecosystems driving the digital…
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TelecomAsia: Venerable Singapore trade shows re-brand under a single name: ConnecTechAsia

May 30, 2017

CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT, and BroadcastAsia 2017 wrapped up last week after a three-day exhibition and conference. According to a statement by the organizer, UBM SES…
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Tech Insider: Robotic security car (video)

May 30, 2017

This adorable security car is your new robotic watchdog.
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satnews: CommunicAsia2017 Wraps Up a Successful Trade Event

May 30, 2017

CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia 2017 wrapped up last week after a three-day exhibition and conference addressing technologies and strategies for smart cities and digital ecosystems…

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The Tech Revolutionist:Advancing Asia’s Digital Strategy and Roadmap at CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia 2017

May 29, 2017

CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia 2017 wrapped up last week after a three-day exhibition…

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iHLS: Ground-Aerial Security Robot

May 27, 2017

A new security robot has a drone that it can send after intruders and get an aerial view of the situation. The 176-pound golf-cart-sized automated vehicle has 3D LIDAR sensors and GPS, along with other instruments that it uses to spot unattended bags and…

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Unwire.hk: 新加坡研發自動駕駛警衛 內置航拍機全程監控

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Dronevolution: [Translated] Surveillance “total” with the autonomous car and a drone in tow

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Sohu: 想做坏事?没门!无人驾驶警车盯着你呢!

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Roboteer: [Translated] “Unmanned guard vehicle”  thoroughly pursuing suspicious person… with a drone

May 25, 2017

[Translated] O-R3 is a golf cart size robot car with a weight of about 80 kg. Artificial intelligence algorithms such as machine learning, 3D-LIDAR sensor for autonomous driving, GPS, etc. are loaded. Connected to the central control room, the operator…
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Reviews & Blog: Robot Police Car Invented in Singapore

May 25, 2017

A start-up Otsaw Digital introduced an autonomous robot designed for patrolling the streets and equipped with a drone. The robot car, called O-R3, is comparable in size to a golf cart and looks very much like a smart car. The robot weighs 80 kg, and its…
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Drones Player: OTSAW O-R3 保安機器人搭配無人機 地面•空中全天候巡邏

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The Straits Times: Airwave fees waived to spur 5G trials

May 24, 2017

Developments in ultra-fast mobile surfing and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, such as that for controlling driverless cars, received a boost after the Government said it will waive the airwave licence fees required for testing these inventions…

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Yahoo: This RoboCop car comes with an intruder-chasing drone as a sidekick (video)

May 24, 2017

Meet O-R3. It’s the world’s first robotic security car. Singapore startup company Otsaw Robotics created the 176-pound miniature automated vehicle. It has 3D LIDAR sensors and GPS…

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MashableAsia: This RoboCop has its own drone

May 23, 2017

A Singapore startup has released a four-wheeled security robot that has its own built-in drone.

The O-R3, an autonomous robot created by Otsaw Digital, has a drone that can be launched after intruders…

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Ubergizmo: Singapore Startup Creates Robotic Security Guard With Built-In Drone

May 23, 2017

Imagine a scenario where the police are chasing after a suspect in a car, but the suspect manages to escape into a place where cars can’t really fit, so what then? According to Singaporean startup Otsaw Digital, you would send a drone after them, because that’s what the company has recently unveiled…

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Techzimo: Singapore’s Patrol Drone is Now on Active Service

May 23, 2017

Singapore has been quite busy with its own driverless car endeavors. In fact, the country has quite a number of astonishing projects that might just make vehicles, at least the public ones, totally obsolete…

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Engadget: Singapore’s RoboCop car has its own intruder-chasing drone

May 23, 2017

If RoboCop has a gun in his thigh, this robotic security car from Singapore has a drone that it can send after intruders. Singaporean startup Otsaw Digital has created a 176-pound golf-cart-sized automated vehicle called O-R3 that companies can use for security…

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Yahoo: Autonomous robot security guard has a built-in drone to stop intruders

May 23, 2017

A Singapore startup has released a four-wheeled security robot that has its own built-in drone. The O-R3, an autonomous robot created by Otsaw Digital, has a drone that can be launched after intruders…

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New Atlas: World’s first autonomous security vehicle with companion drone

May 22, 2017

Surveillance drones and security robots are not new innovations on their own, but Singapore company Otsaw Digital has brought the two together. The O-R3 is the world’s first ground-aerial outdoor security robot that combines an autonomous roving ground vehicle…

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Channel 8 News: 本地公司成功研发保安机器人 全天候协助维持治安

May 20, 2017
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The New Paper: Meet the new security robot

The O-R3, an autonomous robot developed by OTSAW Digital, is equipped with a drone that can be launched to track intruders within a 100m radius from the robot. Although the O-R3 is not equipped with weapons, its four cameras give it 360 degrees horizontal and 50 degrees vertical views…

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联合早报:保安机器人助“打击犯罪”

May 20, 2017

保安业人手短缺,机器人可成为保安人员的好搭档。

本地一家中小企业斥资超过1000万元开发“打击犯罪”的机器人。名为O-R3的机器人由科技公司宝科数码(OTSAW)用了一年时间研究制造…

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Financial Times: Singapore’s robot security car (video)

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Financial Times: Singapore robot guards aim to help ease worker shortage

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The Straits Times: Robot helps firm be family friendly

Nov 29, 2016

Their first child was to be born when Mr Lawrence Chai and his wife Stephanie quit work at an accounting firm in 2011 in search of better work-life balance. Unsuccessful after a two-month hunt, they decided to set up their own, 3E Accounting, built on flexible work hours and family-friendly measures…

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TODAY: Let a robot go to the office for you

Nov 29, 2016

SINGAPORE — Ms Roxanne Lu may be away from her office but she can still move around her workplace, talk to her colleagues and take part in meetings at the business services firm where she works through a robotic interface. The 30-year-old mother of two works at 3E Accounting…

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