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Job security guaranteed: RoboCop meets Wall-E

UKZN students develop an autonomous security robot to work with humans, rather than take away their jobs

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With the fourth industrial revolution upon us and the inevitability of automation, three University of KwaZulu-Natal boffins are looking to modernise the security industry with an autonomous security robot.

Fourth-year students Kasheel Kasipershad, Darryn Gopaldass and Muziyanda Hlabisa showcased their project at the university’s engineering open day on Wednesday. The group was tasked with coming up with the security robot.

The robot is able to detect motion and record intruders as well as sound an alarm. It uses line tracking, which means while it moves in a set pattern, it is also able to avoid obstacles and navigate autonomously...

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