To make the trains more safe by eliminating the human errors, Central Railway has now developed with an Artificial Intelligence powered and supported robot which would click the pictures and record the videos of the under gears of trains and send them to engineers for the purpose of repairs and maintenance.
The mechanical branch of the Central Railway Nagpur division has now developed the robot name USTAAD which is an acronym for the Undergear Surveillance Through Artificial Intelligence Assisted Droid, which examines the part of the coach in the real-time scenario with the High Definition camera them over the Wi-fi.
“It captures video and still photographs of the under-gear parts of the coaches in real time and transmit them over WiFi. The engineers can see these videos on a big screen as well as record them. The camera of the robot can be rotated in any direction as per command given by the engineers,” Central Railway spokesperson Sunil Udasi said.
“He can also zoom on the spot in case of any doubt. It is equipped with LED flood light and able to capture the videos in low light as well as in dark mode. By use of this robot the chances of a mistake and any deficiency overlooked by human eye can be eliminated thus reducing chances of human error,” he added.
With the help of USTAAD Ai, engineers can easily see and examine the areas which are hard to see and hard to approach such as the narrow spaces or the cramped between the under gear parts.
Railways are considering the using the USTAAD across zones, once tested for a few days, according to the report.