Robot Dogs With X-Ray Vision Will Scan Passengers At Airports, Sniff Out Bombs Like Real Dogs
06 December 2018| 28 Rabi ul Awwal 1440
Remember the German Shepherds and Labrador dogs at the leash of CISF jawans inside India’s airports? Soon, they will be a thing of the past.
CISF is working to replace real dogs with factory built, robot dogs with advanced features to better secure India’s airports in the future.
The use of “robotic canines” came up in discussions at the Global Aviation Security Symposium 2018 held at Montreal, Canada, this week attended by CISF DG Rajesh Ranjan and additional DG M A Ganapathy, also in-charge of aviation security at airports across India.
These industrial canines can sniff explosives at Indian airports, as well as additionally X-Ray scan the luggage of passengers with their eyes, according to officials familiar with technology programs of CISF.
Currently, robots can be found at the airports of several developed countries like the UK, the US, Canada, Japan, Korea etc, for various purposes including passenger information and security checks.
Apart from robot canines, use of CT scan based screening of hand-luggage, cabin baggage, artificial intelligence, state-of-the-art explosive detectors and biometric control access are also being considered by CISF for deployment across Indian airports for enhanced security cover
Indian agencies largely depend a lot on manpower for the security checks but CISF, wants to adapt new technologies considering the global threat to the aviation sector, increasing air travels and new methods of smuggling drugs, gold, explosives etc via air.