Robot prison guard

Guards are being tested in the South Korean city of Pohang. The BBC reports: “the robots move on four wheels and are equipped with cameras and other sensors that allow them to detect risky behavior such as violence and suicide.” This experiment is part of a plan by South Korean businesses to become a leader in robotics. Give it a year, maybe two, before we see a YouTube video called “Don’t tase me (b)robot.”

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