Guardian S FAQ

Guardian® S Frequently Asked Questions


Guardian S

A remote visual inspection, or RVI, robot is a remotely controlled, mobile robot that employs cameras, sensors, and two-way communication to examine and gather data from environments that are confined, hazardous, or otherwise difficult to reach by a human inspection team.
The Guardian S robot has broad applicability as a first-look RVI and surveillance tool for commercial, industrial, public safety, and defense applications. Companies involved in manufacturing, maritime, power generation, oil and gas, petrochemical, HVAC, mining, emergency first response and construction, among others, can benefit from the safety features and investigative efficiencies of the Guardian S robot.
Each Guardian S robot is paired with a hand-held Operator Control Unit (OCU) that allows a trained operator to control the robot.
Three (3) hot-swappable 14.4 V lithium-ion batteries power the Guardian S robot. The batteries can be fully charged in approximately three hours.
The robot weighs approximately 17 lb (7.7 kg). The magnetic version weighs approximately 18 lb (8.2 kg).
The unique design of the Guardian S robot allows it to roll left or right 360 degrees to avoid obstacles or right itself if it tips over. Additionally, an anti-roll feature automatically adjusts the robot’s movements to alleviate tipping over during motion.
The unique flexible design of the Guardian S robot allows it to sidewind and bend in the center, up to a C-shape, allowing it to climb steep terrain and navigate around corners. The magnetic version of the Guardian S can climb ferromagnetic walls.
The operator controls and communicates with the Guardian S robot via the hand-held Operator Control Unit (OCU), which uses Wi-Fi or optional wireless radio links (multiple ISM bands or LTE).
The base model of the Guardian S robot is equipped with six (6) 4K color cameras, providing 360-degree continuous imaging capability. Additional cameras, including an infrared camera can be added for additional cost.
The Guardian S robot can be customized with an optional high-resolution infrared camera.
Yes, the Guardian S robot is equipped with six (6) 4k color cameras providing 360-degree continuous imaging capabilities. The operator can capture still images or record video streams via the OCU.
Once a mission is complete, the operator can retrieve captured data via the OCU and save it to an external USB drive. The robot also supports optional cloud computing functionality.
The Guardian S robot is available in a magnetic version designed to climb ferromagnetic walls and carry up to a 5 lb payload, vertically.
The Guardian S robot comes with six (6) 4K cameras, GPS, IMU, audio, light, and optional infrared sensors. Additionally, the robot can carry 5 ~ 10 lb in additional sensor payloads via Picatinny rails.
The Guardian S robot can operate at temperatures between -4 to 140° F (-20 to 60°C).

The Guardian S robot is rated IP65 and can run in up to 2” (5 cm) of water.

Yes, the robot can climb stairs.

New batteries in the Guardian S robot provide up to 12 hours of surveillance time or ~3 mile (~4.8 km) travel range.

The Guardian S robot is easily portable and can be deployed in less than two minutes by a trained operator.

The Guardian S robot has a max speed of 1.4 mph (2.25 kph), and the Guardian S Magnetic robot has a max speed of 0.6 mph (.97 kph) when climbing a vertical ferromagnetic surface.

The Guardian S robot is 52” long x 4.7” wide x 5.2” height (132.1 cm L x 12 cm W x 13.2 cm H).

The Guardian S robot can fit into spaces with an opening as small as 7” (17.8 cm) in diameter.

The Guardian S robot can carry a payload of up to 10 lb (4.55 kg) when traveling on a horizontal surface and up to 5 lb (2.27 kg) when climbing vertically.

The Guardian S robot comes packed in a robust Pelican carrying case that includes the OCU, robot, antennas, and battery charger.

Yes, audio and video are encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption.

The Guardian S robot can be customized with an optional tether bracket that can be used to hook and pull equipment such as cables to lay in a cable tray.

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