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New Robots Brings AI a Step Closer

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Like Blade Runner before it and the excellent television reboot of Westworld, the recent blockbuster movie Ghost in the Shell examines the idea that advances in Artificial Intelligence could result in machines that will be almost indivisible from humans.  

That possible future took a step closer with the recent announcement that Cobalt Robotics Inc has introduced robot security guards that they claim are just as intelligent as a self-driving car.

The Californian based company say their machines will complement the work of human security operatives rather than replace them.  The machines have a friendly cone design, intended to make them seem less like the ‘evil robot’ stereotype, and are available in metallic blue or silver white colouring.

Each of the robots has 60 sensors including lidar, ultrasound, smoke detectors and depth sensors.  They also have wide angle day and night vision cameras and can see 360 degrees around themselves.  Equipped with mics and two-way video cameras, they also enable employees to use its badge reader to identify themselves.

Ladies First!

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Forest Green Rovers Ladies, that is, as they have won the South West Women's Football League (Eastern Division) in tremendous style after a traumatic pre-season.

The 2016-17 season is the third season that Glevum Security has sponsored the Ladies first team shirts, following some previous dealings with the men’s team.  We have helped out in various other capacities, including having Steve drive to Exeter to report live on a crucial game, but perhaps that is a story for another day.

I asked Rich Hall from FGR’s media team to sum up the ladies season for us.

After a traumatic pre-season, in which we lost nearly all the 1st team players, the club has re-grouped with a very young 1st team, as well as U18s and U16s teams.

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National Star College

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You may be aware of the National Star College at Ullenwood near Cheltenham.  They do amazing work helping people with disabilities to realise their potential and become equal and active members of the community, in control of their own lives.

We are pleased to have been able to offer work experience and interview practice to some of their students over the years.

Christine Hopkins, their Job Mentor Team Leader, explains.  

'At National Star, we believe that gaining hands-on experience in the workplace is vital in developing the confidence and skills of young people with disabilities. The experience and support that Glevum Security has offered National Star students has been invaluable.

Back to the Shop Floor with Steve Barnett!

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Glevum Security Directors Steve Barnett and Mark Baker recently decided to reconnect with the grassroots of the company so they each took time to go back to the shop floor, as it were, to see how things are working on a day to day basis.

Here’s Steve’s story:

05:00 Monday, the start of another week, and its back to the shop floor for me. It’s only right that now and then Managing Directors should roll up their sleeves to experience the working life of their staff. In my case I’m going to be a Mobile Security Response Driver, undertaking a Security Unlocking & Lock Up Service.  So that means undertaking unlocks before the start of my normal working day.

Dates for March Training Courses

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This March we will be holding a series of Security Industry Authority (SIA) training courses:

SIA Security Guarding Course

4 days, Mon 6th March to Thu 9th March

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