This is a Robot and It’s a Cop = RoboCop

Not quite as sophisticated as the Hollywood Robocop that we all love from our childhood but this robot will also fight crime.

A Silicon Valley company has designed a high tech crime-fighting robot that can replace everyday security guards.

Known as the K5 autonomous Data Machine, it is 1.5 meters tall and weighs 136 kilograms. The robot will be equipped a video camera, a laser range finder, thermal imaging sensors, radar, air quality sensors and a microphone. It also has multiple ultrasonic detectors that measure speed and distances to surrounding objects. Infrared and Lidar technology are also embedded in the robot in order to create accurate 3D mapping of the environment.

Data collected through the sensors is processed in its predictive analytics engine, which will then be cross-referenced with existing business, government and social data sets to determine whether or not to issue an alert. The robot itself remain unarmed for now.

The company said the robot could be deployed in a wide range of places such as schools, shopping centres, hotels, stadiums, law enforcement agencies and airports. However, some are raising privacy concerns as the robot could constantly gather and transmit footage of people in public areas.

By the way, did you know that a new trailer for Robocop is out?

And who can forget the MagnaVolt alarm system from Robocop2?

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  1. David Kruse January 5, 2014
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