Indian railways comes up with AI enabled robot ‘USTAAD’ — designed to boost safety in trains

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  • The Indian railways have introduced an AI-enabled robot called ‘USTAAD’ that can transfer real-time information to the railway authorities over Wi-fi network to boost the safety in trains.
  • The Under-gear Surveillance Through Artificial Intelligence Assisted Droid (USTAAD) will be able to detect faults in trains by capturing still photographs and video on command of engineers and can be viewed and recorded by them at the backend.
  • Railways also unveiled ‘Ask Disha’ — Digital Interaction to Seek Help Anytime, a chat bot to enhance the user experience with Indian railways and answer customer queries.
Soon after ‘Ask Disha’, the Indian railways have introduced AI enabled robot called ‘USTAAD’ that can transfer real-time information to the railway authorities over Wi-fi network to boost the safety in trains. The robot has been developed to monitor and capture pictures and videos of railway coaches and engines that can be sent to the engineers to correct faults encountered the trains.

As the name suggests, the Under-gear Surveillance Through Artificial Intelligence Assisted Droid (USTAAD), which is developed at the mechanical branch of Central Railway’s Nagpur zone, is mobilized with high-definition cameras that can rotate 360 degrees on command to scrutinise under-gear parts.

In case of uncertainty, USTAAD has the capacity to zoom in and counter any error that may be missed by humans and compromise the safety of trains.

As an attempt to detect faults in trains, a spokesperson from central railways reportedly said that the robot has the ability to take still photographs and video on command of engineers that can be viewed and recorded by them at the backend. The robot may be employed across India once it’s tested to go live.

And amid increasing safety concerns, the Indian railways have taken measures to ensure safety, it recently reported to build a safety fence for people that will secure the tracks.

Recently, Indian railways also unveiled ‘Ask Disha’ — Digital Interaction to Seek Help Anytime, a chat bot to enhance the user experience with Indian railways and answer customer queries.

The chatbot was made live on the e-ticketing website, IRCTC, in October this year.

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