Robot dogs for border security
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is deploying robotic dogs for border security. The four-legged machines are being tested in a variety of surveillance tasks. They will be used primarily in inhospitable areas that are difficult for humans and animals to access. The robots are being built by robotics manufacturer Ghost Robotics. They can navigate autonomously or be controlled manually. The bots can be equipped with a range of payloads, including thermal imaging and night vision cameras. The robots, equipped with cameras and sensors, autonomously patrol designated GPS waypoints and explore buildings and trains.