Jointly developed between the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) and A*STAR I2R ,our Multi-purpose All Terrain Autonomous Robot (M.A.T.A.R. 2.0) was first showcased in 2018 during Singapore Police Force’s (SPF) annual workplan seminar to Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugan.
Equipped with sound and visual sensors with 360 video capabilities, this allows the autonomous patrol bot to detect suspicious activity on the ground. It was first deployed for in-house trial late November 2017.
Improved version – M.A.T.A.R 3.0
During the SPF Workplan 2019, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugan once again experienced this Multi-purpose All Terrain Autonomous Robot but now an enhanced version - M.A.T.A.R 3.0.
Apart from the usual video capabilities, it is further enhanced to capture a wider field of views with better reception and accuracy. It is additionally equipped with a tethered UAV for aerial surveillance in crowded situations.
It has since been trialed in events such as the National Day Parade to assess its effectiveness in enhancing the Police’s ability to monitor crowds.
Watch M.A.T.A.R 3.0 in action
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