Check out this award-winning security robot that detects not only motion and heat, but also leaks and spills

by Brianna Crandall — November 21, 2018 — Cobalt Robotics, a manufacturer of intelligent security robots used to autonomously patrol indoor facilities, unveiled its new leak and spill detection sensing capabilities as part of the recent Global Security Exchange (GSX) tradeshow and conference.

At last year’s event, previously called the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Cobalt Robotics was the recipient of the 2017 Judges Choice Award for the most innovative product of the year — the highest honor available as part of the ASIS Accolades Award program.

In addition to sensing motion and heat and reading badges, Cobalt security robots can now be programmed to detect a leak or spill. Image courtesy Cobalt Robotics

Cobalt Robotics, the intelligent indoor security service, unites the flexibility of humans with the reliability of machines. The service combines the superhuman sensing, unwavering attention, and perfect recall of a robot with the warmth, creativity, and face-to-face interaction of a remote human specialist.

Cobalt robots are equipped with powerful sensors, including day-night cameras, thermal sensors, motion sensors and badge readers, which helps them to detect anomalies and other risks that might not be detected by the human eye.

Leak and spill detection

With the new leak and spill detection sensing technology, Cobalt robots can be programmed to detect a leak or spill within a predefined area. Once detected, the security robot can then send the appropriate notification to a robot specialist.

Dr. Travis Deyle, CEO and co-founder of Cobalt Robotics, stated:

Security robots provide corporate security directors with a powerful tool that amplifies their resources and allows real-time alerts to the right security personnel about an event, such as an open door, a spill, or an unauthorized individual in the building after hours. Security professionals are finding that security robots are a valuable addition to their security toolbox, enabling them to integrate technologies and leverage the benefits of machine-learning technology.

Cobalt Robotics was founded in 2016. Since then robots designed and developed by the technology start-up have been deployed by several well-known companies, including Yelp, Credit Karma and Slack. The company has also raised $16.5 million in venture capital funding through partners such as Sequoia Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Storm Ventures and Founders Fund.