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Talk Like a Robot

Article written by Margie Gurwin, founder and principal of Content Creation Partners LLC, Robolliance Expert

As a content marketer, I make my living through words. So, it’s not surprising that when it comes to the world of robots, I am particularly interested in their ability to communicate. Advances in artificial intelligence, speech recognition and speech synthesis are making communications with robots much more lifelike and satisfying. These capabilities will be extremely important as robots begin to play a more significant role in providing security. For example, a security robot faced with a person in distress needs to be able to reliably understand what they’re saying, even if they’re speaking fast and frantically. So far, we’re not quite there.

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A Show of Force

Written by Scott Goldfine, Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher, Security Sales & IntegrationRobolliance Expert

WOW. That is what I found myself actually uttering to myself with a grin as I hustled nonstop from one booth meeting (some were in show floor-adjacent rooms) to another during my breathless ISC West experience. During the first two days, traffic in the aisles was as thick as a Los Angeles freeway at rush hour and the frenzied flurry of activity within the exhibits brought to mind beehives at honey harvesting time. No question there was a serious buzz in the air, in part due to the first major inclusion of robotics.

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Drones: Curious Complexities of Counter - UAS

Article written by Linda Ziemba, a Founding CEO of Drone Go Home (DGH), Robolliance Expert

No single organization regulates drones in the United States. The Federal Aviation Association (FAA), Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) all have rules that apply to drone usage. As you can imagine, this has resulted in much legal ambiguity. Let’s look at the problem and the legal complexity.

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Drones 2020: Hello Tomorrow

Article written by Nathan Ruff, Managing Director for the Coalition of UAS Professionals, Robolliance Expert

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), better known as drones, are receiving a lot of attention lately. In some cases for good reasons, such as the successful nighttime rescue of four skiers lost in western Canada by using a drone equipped with a thermal camera. In other cases, drones have received attention for ill-intentioned objectives, such as ISIS using drones to drop IEDs on Coalition forces. Whether for good or bad, the concept of flying robots has captured the imagination of the public, as well as raised a host of questions and concerns.

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Paving the Way for Security’s Winker and Blinker

Article written by Margie Gurwin, founder and principal of Content Creation Partners LLC, Robolliance Expert

About ten years ago, my family and I visited the Ford Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan and took the assembly line tour. As we stood on a catwalk overlooking the production floor, the audio guide pointed out two gyrating robotic arms on each side of the moving track below. Named “Winker” and “Blinker,” the pair of robots was installing windshields.

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How important is ease of use when deploying Robotic Aerial Security?

Produced by Jack Wu, CEO & Founder of Nightingale Security, Robolliance Expert

In our mulit-part series on Robotic Aerial Security at the 2016 Drone World Expo (San Jose, CA), Jack Wu, CEO & Co-Founder of Nightingale Security hosts a panel discussion with industry experts and clients. This segment features the panel discussing the importance of ease of use when deploying Robotic Aerial Security

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Can Robotic Aerial Security help inspect solar facilities?

Produced by Jack Wu, CEO & Founder of Nightingale Security, Robolliance Expert

In our multi-part series on Robotic Aerial Security at the 2016 Drone World Expo (San Jose, CA), Jack Wu, CEO & Co-Founder of Nightingale Security hosts a panel discussion with industry experts and clients. In this segment, the panel discusses how Robotic Aerial Security can be used to inspect solar facilities.

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Can Robotic Aerial Security help limit the risks posed to security guards?

Produced by Jack Wu, CEO & Founder of Nightingale Security, Robolliance Expert

In our multi-part series on Robotic Aerial Security at the 2016 Drone World Expo (San Jose, CA), Jack Wu, CEO & Co-Founder of Nightingale Security hosts a panel discussion with industry experts and clients. In this segment, the panel discusses how Robotic Aerial Security limits the risks posed to security guards.

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20 Takeaways to Take on 2017

Written by Scott Goldfine, Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher, Security Sales & Integration, Robolliance Expert

It’s that time of year when I zero in on the most important security developments that transpired the past 12 months. Whether you just fell from space with no industry knowledge or are a proactive participant, familiarity with the following topics will steer you toward 2017 security success. In random order, here are 20 key trends supported by paraphrased SSI news headlines.

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Blurring Lines Between Machine and Biology

Written by Haldun Komsuoglu, founder of Robolit, Robolliance Expert

In the not too distant, simple days of the past, the distinction between a user and his machines was clear. The user, a human, was the master, making all the decisions, taking all the observations and driving machines' actions at great detail. Machines were essentially sophisticated hammers, which would be nothing more than a useless pile of metal and plastic without their user.

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What's The Biggest Need in Physical Security?

Produced by Jack Wu, CEO & Founder of Nightingale Security, Robolliance Expert

In our multi-part series on Robotic Aerial Security at the 2016 Drone World Expo (San Jose, CA), Jack Wu, CEO & Co-Founder of Nightingale Security hosts a panel discussion with industry experts and clients. Collaboration between robotic technologies in air, on land and in sea could be what organizations need for complete situational awareness. This segment features the panel discussing the biggest need in the physical security industry.

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Function Must Meet Form for Robotic Success

Article written by Greg Tucker, Senior Product Manager, Sharp Electronics Corp., Robolliance Expert

As the use of robots increases and the tasks they undertake spread into more areas the variety of product appearances will increase. These forms will mature and more deliberately meet the environments in which the robot will function and the purposes that they are expected to fulfill.

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