Cobalt is not meant to replace human guards, but to help them, especially in scenarios of round-the-clock surveillance or in cases where the human senses are simply unable to recognize the threat. From a technical point of view, the robot has adopted a lot from self-driving cars. It has about 60 different sensors built into it: conventional cameras capable of shooting 360 degrees even deep at night, and thermal; a LiDAR sensor system capable of determining the "depth" of the environment and measuring the distance to objects, smoke detectors. In addition, the machine learning algorithms embedded in the robot's memory will help it become "smarter" over time. Cobalt will be able to trigger an alarm in the event of intruders entering, warn staff about open windows and suspicious objects, record loud sounds and gas leaks.
The Cobalt is designed for office security and can be placed in the lobby (it even can scan employees' work passes), so its appearance is very friendly: an elongated metal case is sheathed with fabric. The appearance of the robot was created by the studio of the famous industrial designer Yves Béart fuseproject. “We wanted Cobalt to showcase how technology can help in everyday life at its best,” Bear said. “They can give a sense of security and confidence without looking threatening. According to the designers, their task was to create a robot that would perfectly fit into the interior, and not give the impression of a futuristic "Robocop". Cobalt even has a screen with which the visitor can arrange a video call with the machine operator.
Cobalt price and release date have yet to be announced.>