Atlanta Falcons’ Newest Security Guard Is a Camera With Legs

A dog-looking robot is pictured.

The Atlanta Falcons are making “Black Mirror” a actuality with its new robotic safety canine, full with facial recognition and cameras.

The robopet is known as Benzie, after the Falcons’ residence, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and was made by Boston Dynamics and Asylon Robotics. Benzie is designed to imitate a army work canine, in line with Sports activities Illustrated‘s FanNation.

Benzie can scan license plates and even “sniff” for narcotics and explosives, Biometric Replace stories. Nevertheless, in contrast to some real-life working canines, Benzie just isn’t supposed to interact immediately with folks. The robotic additionally solely strikes at a sluggish 3.5 miles per hour, the Chronicle stories, so any “Black Mirror” fears of a high-tech predator are doubtless unwarranted.

Benzie will autonomously patrol 11 acres and ship again real-time video throughout 30-minute shifts. The total-color video feed has 1080p decision and Benzie has night time imaginative and prescient capabilities, Biometric Updates provides. The robotic safety guard is being leased yearly for an undisclosed quantity, in line with the Atlanta Enterprise Chronicle.

“Robots are nice for the uninteresting, soiled, and harmful. We’re proud to name [Mercedes-Benz Stadium] and their phenomenal group a buyer as we work to assist maintain folks and property protected by superior robotic options,” Asylon Robotics says in a tweet.

Eric Younger, the director of bodily safety and parking for Mercedes-Benz Stadium, defined to Atlanta Enterprise Chronicle the necessity to proceed innovating whereas emphasizing that the robotic safety guard was not a alternative for human safety personnel.

“Do you wish to work out right here at 2 a.m.?” Younger mentioned to Atlanta Enterprise Chronicle. “It didn’t change a human. We wish to make that clear. We really added by getting him.” Sure, Benzie is a “him.”

AMB Sports activities & Leisure LLC, which operates the stadium, claims to be the primary within the sports activities business to make use of such know-how and goals to let extra canines out. Clients in different sectors embrace Six Flags, Ford, FedEx, and the Division of Human Providers to be used on the U.S.-Mexico border.

FanNation notes that the Atlanta Falcons are set to open the season with two consecutive residence video games, so Benzie would possibly be capable of make “his” debut within the subsequent two weeks. Within the meantime, followers appeared to get a kick out of the tweet asserting Benzie to the world.

“Can he play protection although?” one fan asks. “We’d like some assist attending to the QB.” One other says, “It’s all enjoyable and video games till somebody unintentionally kicks a subject aim with it.”

Picture Credit: Asylon Robotics