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Robot Guard Dogs
March 26, 2002 1:29 PM   Subscribe

Robot Guard Dogs - two new types of robo-dog on their way to market (in Japan) next year from Sanyo (the T7S Type 1 and Type 2) About 3 feet long, 80 pounds of Aibo-style security for $750. Cool factor - their onboard CCD cameras and cell phones can watch for intruders and beam images to your own 3G phone.
posted by kokogiak (17 comments total)

 
I'd go for the Type 2, since it looks more aggressive... What's next, a mail man chasing bite/bark applet ?
posted by swordfishtrombones at 1:37 PM on March 26, 2002


Sadly, my Aibo would only recognise a burglar if the burglar was dressed in bright red and hopped up and down in front of its sensors. Early generation, what can I say.

That's an awful lot to expect from a burglar, so I imagine these are quite an improvement.
posted by umberto at 1:41 PM on March 26, 2002


I picture some poor guy getting a cellphone ring, glancing down, and seeing a grainy image of a blurry foot coming down on the head of robo-pooch. The bark aspect is interesting too swordfish... Maybe they can put together some MP3s of dobermans, etc, allow you to personalize and tweak the level of aggression/malice in the bark.
posted by kokogiak at 1:45 PM on March 26, 2002


Is it me, or does the Type 1 look more like a guard turtle?
posted by almostcool at 1:52 PM on March 26, 2002


If a burglar and broke into a house containing one of these robo-puppies, it would be the first thing stolen.

Needs defensive weaponry - nose-mounted stun guns and electrified body armor would be a start.
posted by groundhog at 2:01 PM on March 26, 2002


If a burglar and broke into a house containing one of these robo-puppies, it would be the first thing stolen.

Needs defensive weaponry - nose-mounted stun guns and electrified body armor would be a start.
posted by groundhog at 2:02 PM on March 26, 2002


damn robotic typing arm! need to adjust....&(#)!*$#_@)
posted by groundhog at 2:03 PM on March 26, 2002


The type 2 looks like an anteater.
posted by rocketman at 2:04 PM on March 26, 2002


Fahrenheit 451 is getting closer every day . . .
posted by jeremias at 2:26 PM on March 26, 2002


Wireless video camera by D-Link with motion sensor and auto-email alert is about $450. Emails the picture of the intruder. Doesnt bark.
posted by stbalbach at 5:32 PM on March 26, 2002


groundhog, i think you are correct.

i think if they were made to look like a really ugly lamp or shoe that could slowly follow the burgling one it might work better.
posted by th3ph17 at 6:13 PM on March 26, 2002


Read dogs, much cuter, same price. Better intruder detection system, defensive and offensive bite, and the cuteness level is just off the charts.
posted by geoff. at 6:47 PM on March 26, 2002


That should read "real".
posted by geoff. at 7:06 PM on March 26, 2002


"As part of Mr. Lee's good neighbor policy all Rat Things were programmed never to break the sound barrier in a populated area. But Fido's in too much of a hurry to worry about the good neighbor policy. Jack the sound barrier. Bring the noise." -Ng Security Industries Semi-Autonomous Guard Unit #B-782 (Fido)

Real dogs are great, but they top out at, what, 40, 45 mph?
posted by dglynn at 8:56 PM on March 26, 2002


I LUV U JET JAGUAR!!
posted by dong_resin at 12:54 AM on March 27, 2002


"Woof, woof! Hello, my name is Rags!"
posted by plinth at 5:33 AM on March 27, 2002


Sure real dogs are great, but at least with these there is no doggie smell!

amongst other things

posted by airgirl at 7:11 AM on March 27, 2002


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