You’ve probably heard the saying, “a robot safe is the safest thing you can be.”
But how safe are robots that can do all that work, and is it really safe to own one?
The short answer is, it depends.
The key to safe robot ownership is to think about what you’re looking for, and what you want to do with your robot, said Rob Hirsch, owner and chief executive officer of the robot-safe maker SafeBot.
Rob Hichr, CEO and founder of SafeBot, talks about robot safety and security.
1 / 12 Rob Hichenauer/SafeBot/Getty Images For example, a robot may be used to monitor a site for malware, and to scan for malware that’s infected by the same malware as the site.
A robot may also be used for surveillance, as it’s able to detect movement patterns.
But for security, it’s more important to consider the safety of the person using the robot.
In a world where people often interact with robots in unsafe and often unsanitary conditions, there’s no way to know if a robot is safe until it’s in your hands, Hirsch said.
For security purposes, a bot must be designed with security features that can be easily disabled or removed, such as a back door.
But Hirsch stressed that you shouldn’t think of robots as security robots; they’re just tools that can help protect the user from potential threats.
Here are some things to consider when choosing a safe robot: It must have a battery and an internal battery that can hold at least 30 minutes of battery life, Hichreber said.
You’ll want to consider whether it has a back up battery, if the robot will be in the same room as the user, and whether it’s secure enough for the person who’s using it.
If the robot’s battery life is low, consider a smaller robot with a smaller battery, and if the battery is good enough, consider one with a longer battery life.
You want to make sure that the robot can handle tasks that are inherently dangerous.
For example: It needs to work on its own, Hanchr said.
If it needs to be controlled, it needs a small amount of autonomy, so the robot should be able to be operated on its terms.
It’s not safe to keep your robot as a pet or an assistant, so if you plan on keeping the robot as your pet or assistant, consider something like a dog.
A small robot can be the most valuable part of your robot security kit, Hinchr said, so consider its safety.
For more information on how to find the best robot safe for your needs, see this video by the SafeBot team.
For a list of all the robot safe brands, see the Safebot website.