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As Early as 2016, Robot Cops Will Be Patrolling Your Streets.......No, Seriously
By 2016, there will likely be a 6-foot tall police robot patrolling the streets and handing out parking tickets
By 2016, there will likely be a 6-foot tall police robot patrolling the streets and handing out parking tickets. The Telebot, developed by Florida International University's Discovery Lab, has been field-tested and is undergoing final tune up.
With a swiveling head and dexterous fingers, the humanoid robot is controlled remotely by a person wearing an Oculus Rift headset and motion-tracking vest, arm bands, and gloves. The voice of the remote operator is transmitted through the robot to the unfortunate citizen on the receiving end.
The menacing look of Telebot is no accident. Its design is one "...that can intimidate and display a sense of authority."
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