NXT Robotics Corp. recently launched “Maverick,” its Generation 5 autonomous vehicle and cognitive software platform.
The baseline model of Maverick is equipped with four high resolution PTX security cameras that can be used to conduct artificial intelligence (AI) based analysis of a physical environment, along with license plate detection and facial and object recognition.
Maverick can also open a two-way audio stream, allowing the robot to communicate with people it encounters along its patrol routes, which are largely autonomous. The audio system can also stream pre-recorded messages and noises in response to particular situations it encounters.
Maverick uses NXT Robotics’ cognitive-AI platform, which facilitates rapid customization of Maverick’s baseline model, allowing customers to rapidly add new features and functions to robot’s original mission set.
“Maverick is an example of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) with a mission to provide advanced physical outdoor security patrol in places like Data Centers, Construction Sites, Parking Complexes and Detention Facilities,” says Darin Andersen, CEO and cofounder at NXT Robotics Corp.
“UGVs are becoming an increasingly popular choice for companies that want to scale manual operations using automation technologies as means to lower costs while enhancing the quality of operations.”
According to NXT Robotics, the launch of Maverick supports a partnership between NXT Robotics and Ricoh USA Inc., a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company that has a large robotics service deployment and service division.
“We’re committed to helping companies like NXT address their customers’ needs, by providing the highest level of service on their robots and helping ensure that their customers realize maximum uptime for their technology investment,” says Dale Walsh, director of Innovation for Ricoh Service Advantage.
NXT Robotics Corp., one of the leading software solution company, recently launched Maverick, a 5th generation autonomous vehicle, and cognitive software platform. Maverick uses the NXT Robotics’ cognitive –AI platform and can undergo a lot of customizations to cater to a range of functions that customers might want.
Maverick is an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV). The primary purposes that it looks to serve include advanced outdoor physical activities related to security. It can function as a patrol vehicle at places like data centers, parking lots, construction sites, and detention facilities. It includes high-resolution security cameras which aid in the AI-based analysis that it is supposed to carry out. With the available features, it can detect and scrutinize license plates, facial expressions, and objects. It also can conduct audio based conversations with people and stream noises in response to particular situations, some of which, are pre-recorded.
UGVs are finding an increased number of applications and takers as many sectors look towards robotics to optimize tasks as well as to automate processes to reduce burdens. Robots have many advantages over their human counterparts in certain situations, which are ensuring their acceptance. The ability to carry out monitoring and detections with high precision makes the product particularly valuable from a security point of view. The lowering of costs is an added advantage.
The company NXT Robotics Corp. is located in San Diego and provides robotic security solutions. The service robots they manufacture help to support the security infrastructure and alert systems. Its products and services are of high performance and ensure a cost-effective solution for indoor as well as outdoor applications, and are available on a subscription basis as well as for purchase. The platform is secure by design and protects against both physical and cyber risks.
“This arrangement allows us to service our customers
on a round-the-clock basis and continue to grow our business”
SAN DIEGO – Reflecting a growing global demand for industrial robots, NXT Robotics, an emerging security robotics firm, has announced an on-site service partnership with Ricoh USA Inc. This partnership leverages the RICOH Service Advantage program and utilizes Ricoh’s vast global network of repair and service specialists.
RICOH Service Advantage offers businesses access to Ricoh’s global network of highly skilled and certified services employees. It empowers businesses to work smarter by capitalizing on business growth opportunities, driving new revenues and profits, and delivering consistent customer experiences by providing these qualified resources as an extension of customers’ operations teams.
With NXT, Service Advantage will bring the highest levels of expertise for its AI-driven software operating systems that keep the robots operating at full capacity at outsource locales throughout the United States.
“As we add more security robots to our fleet and accelerate the rollout of our Cognitive Robotics Platform to customers,” said NXT Robotics CEO/Co-founder Darin Andersen, “our partnership with Ricoh allows us to provide service on a round-the-clock basis throughout the globe, expanding our footprint and business.”
Added Andersen: “Now, whenever we have an urgent need for on-site repairs, service and/or replacement parts, we’re able to quickly deploy a select team from Ricoh’s exceptional corps of more than 17,000 experts, helping ensure our customers deliver the uptime required to meet their clients’ needs.”
According to Dale Walsh, Director of Innovation for Ricoh Service Advantage, “We’re committed to helping companies like NXT address their customers’ needs, by providing the highest level of service on their robots and helping ensure that their customers realize maximum uptime for their technology investment.”
Walsh also stated: “As a startup with early success, NXT has impressed our team with its leadership and pioneering vision, especially valued traits in this exceptionally fast-growing and uncharted technology.”
In August 2018, NXT announced a working partnership to provide on-site security robots and software technology to Ace Parking, a San Diego-based parking services firm with a network of nation-wide clients including major structures, stadiums and casinos.
About NXT Robotics: NXT Robotics is a San Diego, CA-based company that provides computer software for its Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), commonly known as robots, to support increased security monitoring and alerting requirements. Founded in 2014, the company’s unique autonomous platforms deliver security-related services while meeting performance and cost expectations for indoor and outdoor applications.
About Ricoh: Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2018, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of nearly $20 billion.
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“Security robotics is a technology whose impact will soon be virtually unlimited”
SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – July 27, 2017) – NXT Robotics Corporation, a San Diego-based security company that combines physical security, cybersecurity, and autonomous vehicles into a single rugged, intelligent self-driving security platform to address multi-factor threats in today’s world, has named entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert Darin Andersen as Chief Executive Officer.
As CEO, Andersen oversees all aspects of NXT Robotics’ product testing, development and operations, along with sales and marketing.
“Throughout the tech world, Darin has become widely known as the ‘Cyber Guy’ who helped establish the San Diego region as a major hub and cluster of cybersecurity,” said Jeff Debrosse, Founder/Chief Technology Officer of NXT Robotics. “He brings us real-life experience not only as a startup entrepreneur, but as a far-sighted tech visionary.”
Andersen is a distinguished professional in the Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity with over 20 years of experience in emerging technology and security industries. He is Chairman/Founder of CyberTECH, a San Diego-based network of tech-inspired startups and established firms, business and financial leaders, academic and research institutions, government and non-profit organizations.
Andersen also founded CyberCalifornia, the Smart & Safe Cities Institute and serves as Co-chair of the Economic Development Subcommittee of the California Cybersecurity Task Force. In previous roles, Andersen served as Chief Operating Officer of ESET, the San Diego-based security firm that he helped establish as a globally recognized brand. He was also president of Norman Shark, a global provider of malware analysis solutions that later was acquired by Blue Coat Systems (now Symantec).
“As a new part of what’s being called physio-cybersecurity, our platform takes the realm of intelligent, proactive threat prevention to the next level,” said Andersen. “Our intelligent platforms are poised to change the way we get work done, led by a powerful set of capabilities that promise to transform today’s modern workforce. In our view, security robotics is a technology whose impact will soon be virtually unlimited.”
NXT Robotics is currently in stealth mode, developing two distinctly different Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) — “Scorpion” for outdoor and “IRIS” for indoor — which have proven to be an increasingly popular choice for security-conscious companies seeking maximum protection while lowering costs and ensuring consistent and high-quality protection.
Scorpion is a rugged all-terrain and all-weather robot that provides round-the-clock physical security monitoring and reporting. Shaped like its namesake insect and measuring 36″ in height, 24″ width and 60″ length, the 350-pound, six-wheeled mobile unit features a built-in bullhorn that can address intruders. A remote operator can also speak through the annunciator and listen via the on-board microphone.
IRIS is a mobile, single-stem, large-eyed indoor security robot with a striking resemblance to the character “ET” and is about four feet tall. Its uses are multiple: malls and technology and university campuses, commercial real estate, indoor parking structures, and venue security. Indoor security robots represent a class of collaborative robots (co-bots) that operate in tight and open spaces alongside people. Thus, robots are no longer restricted to “safety zones” — but are instead integrated into the organization’s daily workflow.
Product testing and feasibility studies of both applications are now underway, with commercial release expected by Q4 2017.
About NXT Robotics: NXT Robotics is a San Diego, CA-based company that provides Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), commonly known as robots, to support increased security monitoring and alerting requirements. Founded in 2014, the company’s unique autonomous platforms deliver security-related services while meeting performance and cost expectations for indoor and outdoor applications.
Latest Version of Smart Autonomous Rugged All-Weather Outdoor Security Robot Ideal for Patrolling Industrial Buildings, Equipment Yards, Data Centers, Airports, Energy and Military Facilities
SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – September 19, 2017) – San Diego-based NXT Robotics has introduced Scorpion 2, a rugged all-terrain and all-weather outdoor security robot designed to provide organizations with round-the-clock physical security monitoring and reporting capabilities. The first version of Scorpion was rolled out earlier this year at West 2017 in San Diego.
NXT Robotics, known for its advanced mobile security patrol platform, will be demonstrating Scorpion 2 later this month at ASIS 2017 in Dallas, Sept. 25-28. Scorpion 2, according to CTO/Founder Jeff Debrosse, is an autonomous security patrol that lowers costs while maximizing physical security surveillance capabilities. Scorpion 2 is designed for places such as military facilities, power plants, borders, parking structures, farms and ranches, and seaports.
Scorpion 2, noted Debrosse, is easily controlled via a mobile client or web interface. The sentry function is performed via user-defined routes and schedules. Optionally, each Scorpion 2 can be automatically dispatched from NXT Robotics’ INVISN™ 3D security appliance for maximum operational flexibility and convenience.
CEO Darin Andersen added that Scorpion 2 supports indoor, outdoor, day or night security operations.
“With intelligent on-board analytics, organizations’ data remains within their premise or data center yet the visual analytics and security awareness that they require are still available,” he said. “And security managers can easily connect to the NXT cloud-based visual analytics platform for enhanced results such as hair, shirt/trouser colors, abandoned package detection, license plate recognition (white-listing and black-listing), aggressive behavior detection as well as foot and vehicle traffic patterns for anomalous behavior/pattern detection”
“Mobile robotics have a pivotal role in the security of our borders, military facilities, and even power plants,” said Debrosse. “Scorpion 2 will soon become a popular choice for organizations that need to scale their operations while lowering costs and ensuring the consistency and quality of the results.”
Some new features of Scorpion 2 include:
- Cameras including infrared night vision
- Save video to on board DVR or a network video recorder
- Insight platform connectivity for automatic dispatching
- 4-wheel drive platform with a 17″ ground clearance
- Various sensors, some of which include gas, open flame and acoustic (gunshots, breaking glass, etc.)
- Human movement/motion detection/collision avoidance
“Our NXT operating system is AI-based, highly secure and resistant to cybersecurity attacks,” noted Andersen. “The platform connects to NXT Robotics AppLocker™ which allows users to select from a number of NXT Robotics and third party built applications such as license plate readers and gun shot and chemical detection. Scorpion 2 also provides security awareness in areas that may be considered blind spots. And you can also receive alerts based on object recognition.”
About NXT Robotics:
NXT Robotics is a San Diego-based company that provides service robots to support increased security monitoring and alerting requirements. The company’s innovative autonomous platforms deliver security-related services to customers while meeting their performance and cost expectations for indoor and outdoor applications. NXT Robotics has also developed a new video analytic that detects handguns in use with real-time streaming video feeds or with pre-recorded videos. This is a major advancement for the security world because it can also be thought of as an AI-based silent alarm that constantly watches for these events. NXT Robotics has already raised $1 million and is looking to raise an additional $4 million.
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