U0205025 Diana Gobeawan PatrolBot is a programmable autonomous general purpose Service robot rover built by MobileRobots Inc. They are intended for remote surveillance and security tasks. PatrolBot can scan buildings, create floor plans and navigate them autonomously using a laser range-finding sensor inside the robot. It searches for alternative paths if a hall is blocked, circumnavigates obstacles and re-charges itself at its automated charge station as needed. As a Wi-Fi device, it can operate autonomously or be controlled remotely. As a robotic base used to integrate with security alarms, automated buildings and other enterprise systems in a facility, it is programmable for custom applications, but also offers applications for surveillance, security, sensor monitoring, hazard detection and delivery. The device provides remote viewing and 2-way audio communication via PatrolBot’s MobileEyes GUI (consisting of camera, microphone and speakers). It can be controlled manually or autonomously from networked control stations. PatrolBot’s special eye-safe laser-rangefinder displays “footprints” of intruders walking by, even in darkness. A gas sensor reads oxygen, CO2 and H2S levels and can sound alarm on the robot and/or at the control station if acceptable levels are exceeded; likewise for smoke and temperature. PatrolBot verifies false alarms, instructing intruders to scan their IDs within a prescribed time to avert alarms and further investigation.