A team of scientists from Novva Data Centers and engineering students from Birgam Young University (BYU) have improved the Spot robot dog from Boston Dynamics. Now she can guard data centers.
Novva Data Centers has a new member of the security team: WIRE, a customized version of the Spot Robot Dog from Boston Dynamics. The company’s experts, together with engineering students from Brigham Young University, have created a new security guard with a photographic memory and a keen sense of temperature. They have improved the four-legged robot by tuning its hardware and software to meet the requirements of the data center.
The name of the robot is WIRE, short for Wes’ Industrious Robot Employee. He greets people he recognizes. If the robot does not recognize a person on the object, it sends an alert to the central command post, marks the guest and his position, and also takes pictures of the stranger.
During the day, WIRE performs different missions in accordance with predetermined or random patterns of patrolling and behavior. If the robot suddenly loses connection with the center, it will automatically lie down or sit down until the connection is restored. In the future, dogs will open doors, carry loads and perform other tasks instead of humans.