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Central Railways launches robotic 'Captain Arjun' to screen for Covid-19

Captain ArjunCentral Railways launches robotic 'Captain Arjun' to screen for Covid-19

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2020-06-13T14:55:02+05:30

Guwahati: In an interesting development, the Railway Protection Force, Pune, has launched ''CAPTAIN ARJUN'', a robot to screen passengers while they board trains

ARJUN stands for Always be Responsible and Just Use to be Nice.

The robot has been launched to strengthen screening and surveillance among train passengers.

This Robot was launched to screen passengers while they board trains and keep a watch on suspicious activities.

Notably, this is the first-ever robot designed by Railway Protection Force (RPF).



Captain ARJUN has been equipped with a motion sensor, one PTZ camera (Pan, Tilt, Zoom Camera), and one Dome Camera.

The Cameras Artificial Intelligence algorithms to track suspicious activity and antisocial activity

Officials said that Captain ARJUN would thermally examine and record temperatures in a digital display panel. If the temperature is higher than the normal range, it would sound an automatic alarm.

Arjun is also provided with an inbuilt siren, motion-activated spotlight H-264 Processor.

CAPTAIN ARJUN was launched on Friday evening. Sanjeev Mittal, General Manager, acknowledging the innovation made by Railway Protection Force, stated: "The Robotic Captain Arjun will protect the passengers and the staff from any possible infection and also its surveillance will provide enhanced security".

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