Friday, June 24, 2005

Japanese robot guards to patrol shops, offices

"In an idea straight out of science fiction, robots could soon begin patrolling Japanese offices, shopping malls and banks to keep them safe from intruders. Equipped with a camera and sensors, the 'Guardrobo D1,' developed by Japanese security firm Sohgo Security Services Co., is designed to patrol along pre-programmed paths and keep an eye out for signs of trouble."

The article includes a picture of the robot. I find it somehow less than intimidating. In fact, I've seen pot-bellied rent-a-cops scarier than this.

1 comment:

W.M. Bear said...

I just remember that wonderful scene in RoboCop II, where RoboCop goes bonkers and fires his machine-pistol in an arc all around a guy smoking in a No Smoking area, and then says, "Thank you for not smoking!"