Trapped by a giant ball
February 16, 2005 8:51 AM Subscribe
Watch out for the giant robot ball.
, the autonomous rolling sentry on the Prisoner
was really just a weather balloon, University of Uppsala researchers have developed a real
that chases burglars. “Once alerted, it can summon help, sound an alarm or pursue the intruders, taking pictures ... While the current version can only raise the alarm, it could be adapted to corner an intruder if the customer wanted”.
NASA/JPL has also developed a similar Tumbleweed Polar Rover
, which has been tested in Greenland and Antarctica.
How many does Homeland Security
have on order?
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