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March 21, 2018

Hamad International Airport deploys security robot

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has introduced a security robot at the Hamad International Airport in collaboration with Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya).

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has introduced a security robot at the Hamad International Airport in collaboration with Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya).

Equipped with an in-built facial recognition system, cameras and sensors, the scooter-shaped smart robot can measure pulse rate remotely and detect suspicious persons, credit cards, fake currencies abandoned objects and explosives without disturbing the passenger flow at the airport terminal.

Airport Security Department director Brigadier EissaArrar Al Romaihi said that the introduction of the robot would strengthen the security services of the department.

“The robot can measure people’s heart rate and if it is beyond the normal level it sends a signal to security personnel.”

The device can identify suspicious passengers and will stop them so that security inspections can be carried out, making it easier for security personnel to secure the airport.

Capable of detecting objects carried by the travellers, the robot will display them in different colours on the screens of devices with a scanner and send them to the operating room of the department at the airport.

The robot is driven by security personnel and its devices are mounted on a scooter to facilitate its movement around the airport. It was developed by security experts and technicians at Lekhwiya.

Lekhwiya security technology head Ali al Rashid said: “The three-wheel scooter robot is small in size allowing for free mobility across different parts of the airport. It has various devices fitted on it that allows it to operate on its own.”

The robot can measure people’s heart rate and if it is beyond the normal level it sends a signal to security personnel, who can then stop the person and carry out a search.

A small sensor near the robot’s foot stand scans abandoned luggage and alerts the official. The robot also includes a money scanner and fingerprint machine.

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