The developers built the robot by outfitting an automated guided vehicle with a camera and other equipment. The robot, which tmsuk began marketing on Tuesday, can be controlled through a cell phone or programmed with a set route.
The robot is also equipped with a microphone, speakers and lights.
With a third-generation FOMA cell phone by NTT DoCoMo Inc. (TSE:9437), it will transmit images and audio to the cell phone of a user.
The robot also has infrared people sensors as well as flame detectors.
The company will aim to annually sell 60 of the surveillance robots, which can be made in a variety of configurations.
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