V3 Teletech is a homegrown SME that specialises in Location-Based Services & Applications and Intelligent Transport System. It developed the first Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Telematics Platform in Singapore that allows enterprises to use telematics & real time data to optimise & manage scarce resources. Over the past 12 years, it has established itself as a leading provider of innovative mobility solutions and technology in the region. 

V3 Teletech identified service robotics application as an area of growth. “With an aging workforce and rising labour costs, service robots are set to play a vital role in the service sectors such as cleaning & maintenance and security & surveillance. To complement our strength in wireless M2M sensors, navigation and mobility system, we sought to collaborate and in-license enabling technology such as human detection analytics to make the robots smarter,” said Mr Wong Shih Jon, Executive Director of V3 Teletech.

IPI assisted V3 Teletech in sourcing for the right technology. At TechInnovation last year, it was matched to TNO, a renowned research organisation from the Netherlands and IPI’s technology partner, for one of its enabling technologies. After a few rounds of discussion, they started a co-development project to implement video surveillance capability for the robots.  The collaboration with TNO and the use of automated human detection have greatly helped to enhance the cognitive intelligence of V3 Teletech’s robots.

“The outcome of the collaboration has resulted in the successful development of our first cloud robotics solution for surveillance. This enables us to enter the market for service robots much quicker than if we were to develop the technology from scratch in-house,” said Mr Adrian Long, General Manager.