This article written by Lora Kolodny originally appeared on TechCrunch.
Accolades and Judges Choice award winner Cobalt Robotics unveils leak and spill detection technology at Global Security Exchange
San Mateo, Calif. September 18, 2018 — Cobalt Robotics, a manufacturer of intelligent security robots used to autonomously patrol indoor facilities, will unveil its new leak and spill detection sensing capabilities as part of the Global Security Exchange, one of the largest tradeshows and conferences to showcase the latest security technologies.
At last year’s event, previously called the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Cobalt Robotics was the recipient of the 2017 Judges Choice Award, the highest honor available as part of the ASIS Accolades Award program. The Judges Choice Award recognizes the most innovative product of the year.
With its new leak and spill detection sensing technology, Cobalt robots can be programmed to detect a leak or spill within a predefined area. Once detected, the security robot can then send the appropriate notification to a robot Specialist. Cobalt robots are equipped with powerful sensors, including day-night cameras, thermal sensors, motion sensors and badge readers, which helps it to detect anomalies and other risks that might not be detected by the human eye.
“Security robots provide corporate security directors with a powerful tool that amplifies their resources and allows real-time alerts to the right security personnel about an event, such as an open door, a spill, or an unauthorized individual in the building after hours,” said Dr. Travis Deyle, CEO and co-Founder of Cobalt Robotics. “Security professionals are finding that security robots are a valuable addition to their security toolbox, enabling them to integrate technologies and leverage the benefits of machine learning technology.”
Cobalt Robotics was founded in 2016. Since then robots designed and developed by the technology start-up have been deployed by several well-known companies, including Yelp, Credit Karma and Slack. The company has also raised $16.5 million in venture capital funding through partners such as Sequoia Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Storm Ventures and Founders Fund.
GSX will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Sept. 24-27th in Las Vegas. More than 20,000 security professionals, which includes corporate security directors from Fortune 500 companies, universities, healthcare facilities, and financial institutions from around the globe, are expected to attend the event.
Cobalt Robotics will be exhibiting at GSX at booth 353 and be featured in the D3 Xperience – Drones, Droids, Defense located at Booth 5602. For more information about Cobalt Robotics visit https://www.cobaltrobotics.com.
About Cobalt Robotics
Cobalt Robotics, the intelligent indoor security service, unites the flexibility of humans with the reliability of machines. The service combines the superhuman sensing, unwavering attention, and perfect recall of a robot with the warmth, creativity, and face-to-face interaction of a remote human Specialist. Cobalt was founded by technologists and roboticists. Investors include Sequoia, Bloomberg Beta, Founders Fund, Promus Ventures and Storm Ventures. For more information please visit cobaltrobotics.com.
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