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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Robocop coming to a street corner near you

Thought this was interesting, and a little disturbing. I guess as long as there is a human along it will be fine.
By the 2010s, Korea expects to see robots assisting police and the military, patrolling neighborhoods and going on recon missions on the battlefield.

The outdoor security robots will be able to make their night watch rounds and even chase criminals, directed by a remote control system via an Internet connection or moving autonomously via their own artificial intelligence systems.

The government also seeks to build combat robots. They will take the shape of a dog or a horse, with six or eight legs or wheels.
It's the bolded part that is a bit disturbing. I think of the automated robots fromRobocop just blasting away at everything...

Found via Dean Esmay
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