The INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV) from Sharp Electronics is now part of the security team at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).
IMS is the world’s largest spectator sporting facility, and has an expansive fenced in area that needs monitoring, according to a news release. As the “Official Security Robot of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” the INTELLOS will now help protect this popular venue and keep anyone who visits safe.
“Technological innovation is in our DNA,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said, according to the release. “Dating back to the very first Indy 500 where the rearview mirror was pioneered, IMS values, invests, and nurtures high-tech advancements in all aspects of our operations. Evolving our security force to include automated, robotic integration enables us to better safeguard patrons, drivers and staff.”
The multi-terrain robot can capture video, audio and environmental information while also providing a visible deterrent—all without a human driver.
“It utilizes a navigation surveillance platform to patrol predefined routes, extending the property coverage and impact of a traditional security force, while keeping manpower safely protected from direct threats,” Vice President for Sharp Robotics Business Development Cliff Quiroga said, according to the release. “The Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV can also act as a sentry, monitoring in a stationary position, for an extra layer of protection and has a semi-autonomous mode for incident response. Included are standard information gathering tools, plus optional observation and sensor equipment configurable to meet the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s changing safety needs.”