Autonomous surveillance drones are flying above Singapore

published 19.05.2020 15:33

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Autonomous surveillance drones are currently being tested by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) to prevent break-ins and theft while many businesses are left abandoned for now.

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is currently testing out an autonomous surveillance drone system capable of charging its batteries and then going off flying on a predetermined mission.

Along with equipping the drones with high power cameras, the agency behind the trial, Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) Robotics, is also looking into delivering defibrillators to the scene of a cardiac arrest.

The drones are a part of a trial undertaken by the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) Robotics to collect technical data on flying drones through urban areas to ensure they are confident before rolling out the program to other areas in Singapore.

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has been using conventional drones for a while now for surveillance and crowd control with a notable use at the 2020 countdown at Marina Bay.