A novel demo machine was required by Garrison who wanted a humanoid robot to demonstrate their internet security technology.
Working for internet security experts, Garrison, IDC’s brief was to develop a robot for the purpose of demonstrating their cyber security technology.
Garrison's Silicon Assured Video Isolation technology (Garrison SAVI®) works by browsing the web on the user's behalf, so that if the user visits a site which is unsafe and contains malware, the end user's computing device is fully protected. Garrison wanted to demonstrate this concept visually by using a robot to represent the secure layer and came to IDC with this in mind.
The plan was for the robot, called RAVI, to be set up in client demos alongside a user typing and browsing the web, with RAVI perfectly copying all that the user did on their keyboard.
IDC was briefed to develop a humanoid robot that was capable of typing with fingers like a human to mimic the typing of a user, at a typing speed of 3-4 keys/second. The team first did feasibility studies and presented concepts to show what was possible.
Research showed that despite robotics becoming more sophisticated, there were in fact no other robots with a capability for typing with hands like humans.
Watch the video to learn more about how RAVI demonstrates Garrison's technology.