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Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005

Japanese Robot Guards to Patrol Shops And Offices

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Japanese Robot Guards to Patrol Shops And OfficesBurglars beware, robot guards are here. In an idea straight out of science fiction, robots could soon begin patrolling Japanese offices, shopping malls and banks to keep them safe from intruders.

Equipped with a camera and sensors, the Guardrobo D1, developed by Japanese security firm Sohgo Security Services Co, is designed to patrol along pre-programmed paths and keep an eye out for signs of trouble.

The 109cm tall robot will alert human guards via radio and by sending camera footage if it detects intruders, fires, or even water leaks.

Such robots are vital from a business standpoint when considering Japan’s ageing population, Sohgo Security said.

“In the near future, it is certain that securing young and capable manpower will become even more difficult…and the security industry will feel the full brunt of the impact,” the company said in a statement.

Around one in five Japanese are now 65 or over and the proportion is expected to rise to one in three in 2040, according to government data.

Sohgo Security is negotiating with several clients, and after an initial trial run hopes to begin offering a robot-assisted security system within a year, the company said.

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11 Comments:

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    chinky chong says:

    VERY bad idea…
    why not sneak up on it from behinde, and beat the shit out of it? sounds fun :-D


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    m4rk says:

    Well they could have also sensors in the back so your idea goes directly to the loo!
    Thnanks for nothing!


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    Jed says:

    its about time!


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    Tao Borg the heuristic says:

    Whoa! It’s the Cartman 9000 robot! Haaa! What’s in the lunch box fatty? Is he shooting powder sugar out of his right arm?


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    me says:

    how about an EMP? anyone?


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    Geraldine says:

    If they’re patrolling pre-programmed routes like the guards in Metal Gear Solid, maybe the cardboard box trick will work?


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    sketch says:

    An EMP is not practical, as packaging and implementation would be massive. Also, there are shields (metal mesh, Faraday cages, et)c that help counteract the amperage surge caused by an EMP. I say a violent mass at high velocity. Beit a vehicle, or baseball bat.


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    Thanol says:

    Oh fun…

    I wonder if it’ll spray people with cigarettes.


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    [sVen] says:

    where is the chainguns ?
    oh i can’t wait till i steal one of these things,


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    Info says:

    The white substance being sprayed out of the arm is tear gas by the way. So good luck attacking that thing.


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    zombie says:

    Reminds me of Robocop !
    Pre-programmed paths makes it highly ineffective. The bad guys can easily get around this fella with a little bit of planning.

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