Robot dogs to enhance security at Tyndall AFB


Date:2020-11-19 Source:Air Force News Agency By:Globalmil Viewed:

by Air Force News Agency  November 16, 2020
空军新闻社 2020年11月16日

An unmanned ground vehicle is tested at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 10, 2020. Tyndall is one of the first military bases to implement the semi-autonomous UGV’s into their defense regiment, they will aid in reconnaissance and enhanced security patrolling operations across the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1 st Class Tiffany Price)
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE: Over the last year, Tyndall Air Force Base and the 325th Security Forces Squadron have been working with Ghost Robotics to develop a system to enhance security and safety for the base population.
廷德尔空军基地:去年,廷德尔空军基地和第325安全部队中队一直在与幽灵机器人公司(Ghost Robotics)合作,开发一个系统,以加强基地居民的安全保障。
Tyndall AFB will be one of the first Air Force bases to implement semi-autonomous robot dogs into their patrolling regiment. These computerized canines demonstrated their abilities Nov. 10 at an event attended by Maj. Gen. Tom Wilcox, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander, and leadership from the 325th Fighter Wing and the Tyndall AFB Program Management Office.
“We are very excited,” said Maj. Jordan Criss, 325th Security Forces Squadron commander. “We are the first unit within the Department of Defense to use this technology for enhanced security patrolling operations.”
While these robots walk on all fours and resemble a dog, they are not intended to replace the military working dogs. Instead, they will aid in patrolling operations and, in doing so, allow Tyndall AFB’s defenders to focus their efforts on security actions that require a physical presence.
“These robot dogs will be used as a force multiplier for enhanced situational awareness by patrolling areas that aren’t desirable for human beings and vehicles.” Criss said.
Criss explained that the robot dogs will be given a patrol path which will be set and monitored by the Security Forces Electronic Security Sensor System noncommissioned officer in charge.
“We will be able to drive them via a virtual-reality headset within our Base Defense Operations Center,” Criss said. “We will be able to see exactly what the robot dog is detecting through its mobile camera and sensor platform if desired, we will also be able to issue verbal commands to a person or people through a radio attached to the dogs.”
克里斯说:“我们将能够通过我们的基础防御运营中心内的虚拟现实耳机来驱动它们。” “如果需要,我们将能够通过其移动摄像头和传感器平台准确看到机器狗正在检测什么,我们还将能够通过连接到机器狗的无线电向一个或多个人发出口头命令。”
The semi-autonomous canines allow defenders that would otherwise be patrolling these areas to focus on training, security and overall situational awareness across the base.
“These dogs will be an extra set of eyes and ears while computing large amounts of data at strategic locations throughout Tyndall Air Force Base,” Criss said. “They will be a huge enhancement for our defenders and allow flexibility in the posting and response of our personnel.”
克里斯说:“当在廷德尔空军基地的重要地点计算大量数据时,这些狗将成为额外的眼睛和耳朵。” “对于我们的保卫者来说,它们将是一个巨大的增强,并允许我们人员的岗位和响应方面具有灵活性。”
This technology has the potential to replace and exceed the capabilities of certain static defense equipment especially in a contingency, disaster, or deployed environment. This makes Tyndall AFB, post Hurricane Michael, the perfect home for the Air Force’s newest computerized canines.
该技术有可能取代并超过某些静态防御设备的功能,尤其是在突发事件,灾难或部署环境中。 这使廷德尔空军基地,迈克尔飓风之后,成为了空军最新的计算机化犬科动物的理想住所。

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