Holy Shit RoboCop is here




 
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Boots
 
April 6th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 

Topic: Holy Shit RoboCop is here


Hi,

"The World Exposition, a six-month showcase of technology in central Aichi prefecture, has eight security robots on patrol day and night. T63 Artemis will enter the record books as the first robot police chief in Japan."



Quote:
Source:AFP

Japanese town gets real Robocop

TOKYO (AFP) - The safety of a Japanese neighborhood was put in the hands -- briefly -- of a robot, which became police chief for the day in a campaign to promote safe driving.

T63 Artemis, named after the Greek moon goddess Artemis, helped its subordinate human officers distribute fliers on traffic safety at the train station after its appointment as head of Hakata station and surrounding neighborhood in the southern city of Fukuoka.

The 157-centimeter (five-foot, two-inch) tall Artemis, which has two arms and weighs 100 kilograms (220 pounds), can go on patrol with the help of a battery, police said.

Locally developed Artemis will enter the record books as the first robot police chief in Japan, where robots are being put to growing use for security.

The World Exposition, a six-month showcase of technology in central Aichi prefecture, has eight security robots on patrol day and night.

A Hakata police spokesman said the robot chief "sought to attract people's attention," particularly because "robots have been a centerpiece in the World Exposition in Aichi."

Fortunately, the robot was not police chief on March 20, when the Fukuoka area was rattled by an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale which killed one person and injured hundreds more.
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April 6th, 2005  
Corocotta
 
 
hehehe, imagine the first driver that gets a fine by him... 8)
April 6th, 2005  
Zyca
 
 
They had a robot security guard in one of the department stores in Taiwan a couple years ago. In an episode of "Cops" I also saw the police force utilizing a robot to negotiate with a person who held a gun and refused to unarm himself (the gunman eventually killed himself after he shot the robots three or four times). Robots will take on more roles in the future. Have you seen I Robot? Maybe that day will come sooner than we have imagined!
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Boots
April 6th, 2005  
CDTGaticaW201
 
I was just about to mention that. Crazy stuff.
April 6th, 2005  
WarMachine
 
 
That's it, japan is turning into the anime that everyone has long thought fictional. We will soon see little boys destroying tokyo and school girls fighitng evil, just wait.