16/01/2019

Security at Railways Station with Artificial Intelligence


The Central Railway has developed an AI-powered robot which would click pictures and record videos of the undergear of trains and send them to engineers for repairs and maintenance. This will help in eliminating human errors. The mechanical branch of Central Railway’s Nagpur division has developed the robot named USTAAD (Undergear Surveillance Through Artificial Intelligence Assisted Droid), which examines parts of the coach in real time with a HD camera and transmits them over WiFi.



It captures video and still photographs of the undergear parts of the coaches in real time and transmit them over WiFi. The engineers can see these videos on big screen as well as record them. The camera of the robot can be rotated in any direction as per command given by the engineers. They can also zoom on the spot in case of any doubt. It is equipped with LED flood light and able to capture the videos in low light as well as in dark mode. By use of this robot the chances of mistake and any deficiency overlooked by human eye can be eliminated thus reducing chances of human error.