Surveillance drones and security robots are not new innovations on their own, but Singapore company Otsaw Digital has brought the two together. The O-R3 is the world's first ground-aerial outdoor security robot that combines an autonomous roving ground vehicle with a surveillance drone, resulting in a mobile system that can launch a drone to follow intruders and track their location.
The O-R3 is powered by machine learning algorithms that allow it to dynamically avoid obstacles and identify anomalous objects, such as unattended bags, while on its rounds. The system also includes facial and license plate recognition technology designed to identify people or vehicles that are where they shouldn't be, while
The accompanying drone is is contained within the ground vehicle and launches from a platform that extends from the rear of the vehicle when required. Once in the air, the aerial drone can track suspects at a distance of up to 328 ft (100 m) from its ground-based counterpart.