ISC West 2017 was one for the books! Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) alongside partners SMP Robotics took to the show floor for the three-day show nestled right inside the Unmanned Security Expo – the latest offering from ISC Events. Featuring a wealth of drone and autonomous robots, RAD and SMP stood out among the rest, featuring its SMP S5 Security Robot.

While RAD made its ISC debut, the entire team was thrilled with the attendance all three days – with lots of booth visits, rental inquiries and interested passersby filling the booth all day every day. The S5 robot (lovingly named RAD the Bot – find him on Twitter! @ImRAD) made the rounds in the registration hall and in the main lobby of the show, prompting many to stop and ask, “What does he do? How does he work? Can I ride him?” (The last answer is “no,” by the way.)

On Thursday morning, April 6, RAD the Bot welcomed runners and walkers to the Eighth Annual Security 2K/5K (see the video here!). RAD was a proud sponsor of the event, which benefits Mission 500, a non-profit that helps kids and families across the nation who are living in poverty. The event during ISC West 2017 raised more than $124,000 for the cause – and we’re excited to be a part of it! RAD the Bot completed the 2K walk alongside the SMP and RAD teams; and we’re pretty sure that’s the first time a robot has run the race!

RAD Co-Founder and CEO Steve Reinharz also participated in a Wednesday morning panel discussion on the use of drones and robots for increasing situational awareness. As part of the ISC West education sessions, the panel was well attended, and featured speakers from drone manufacturer Nightingale Security and 360-degree camera manufacturer Oncam. Panelists fielded a number of questions from a variety of backgrounds, including other drone manufacturers, systems integrators, end users and consultants interested in using the technology in the near future.

SMP Robotics also presented RAD with the Global Distributor of 2016/2017 on Thursday afternoon, capping off a successful debut and solidifying the growing partnership.

RAD and SMP were honored to be a part of such an amazing show, and look forward to more shows in the future! See you next year, Las Vegas!