Robotic Assistance Devices Demonstrates at Verizon’s Operation Convergent Response

SMP S5 Security Robot showcases ability to guard, assist in medical triage support and surveillance capabilities

Laguna Hills, Calif., June 9, 2017 Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), an innovator in artificial intelligence and robotics, and exclusive North American assembly partner for SMP Robotics, joined first responders, law enforcement, military, private sector experts and leading tech companies to demonstrate that the SMP S5 Security Guard Robot can play an integral role in disaster and security response scenarios.

Learn more about RAD’s demonstration by clicking here.

The two-day event showcased the technology’s ability to:

  • Provide high-level security to affected areas, relieving manpower for other purposes.
  • Add medical triage support through autonomous or remote control delivery and pickup of medical supplies
  • Provide force multiplication for authorities to issue commands using long-range paging and two-way voice
  • Provide safe “eyes and ears” in hostage or active-shooter situations.

“When a disaster strikes and leaves many without an idea on where to turn, there are a number of people who come together to take the next steps to save lives and create stability from chaos,” said Jeff Schweitzer, Chief Innovation Officer, Verizon. “For many of those people, technology plays an integral role; and that’s what the Verizon OCR event is all about – bringing together technology partners to showcase the capabilities we have to augment the abilities of first responders. Seeing RAD’s security robots help first responders assess critical situations and demonstrate new capabilities for expanding situational awareness opened our eyes to the possibilities out there in the event of an emergency. We’re excited to see where the technology goes from here.”

“This event was an opportunity for RAD to showcase how integral a security guard robot can be to disaster-response teams in a variety of situations from natural disaster, to active shooter and beyond,” said Steve Reinharz, Founder and President, RAD. “As emergency agencies continue to refine their response procedures, we look forward to being a part of the collaboration to ensure the safety of our communities.”

RAD demonstrated some of their innovations in law enforcement secure communications, human detection and custom audio applications.

Founded in 2016, RAD is a privately funded, high-tech start-up based in Laguna Hills, California with a growing footprint across North America. For more information on RAD and SMP, visit our Web site or schedule a demo.

About RAD
Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) is an innovator in the delivery of artificial intelligence and robotic solutions for operational, security and monitoring needs. RAD is founded on the belief that next-generation robots can help organizations streamline operations, increase ROI and strengthen business. RAD robotics technology improves the simplicity and economics of patrolling and guard services, and allows experienced personnel to focus on more strategic tasks. Customers augment the capabilities of existing staffs and gain higher levels of situational awareness, all at drastically reduced cost. RAD robotic solutions are well suited for use in multiple industries such as enterprises, government, transportation, critical infrastructure, education and healthcare. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter @RADbotsecurity.

About SMP
SMP Robotics Corporation is a manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots. Headquartered in California, the company has offices in Europe and Asia. SMP Robotics started to design robots in 2009 and remains a strong player in the space. Today, the company offers more than a dozen models of robots for various purposes, has its own assembly plant, research and development center and large distribution network. SMP Robotics holds more than ten patents in the field of mobile robotics. For more information, visit:

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