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January 18, 2006 5:23 PM   Subscribe

Korea to unveil Police Robots in 5 years. This project is being spearheaded by KAIST. Whom the team at engadget visited early last year. Some of KAIST's earlier robots, Ahra and Maru.
posted by sourbrew (27 comments total)

 
I'm a friend of Sarah Connor. I was told she was here.
posted by Mr_Zero at 5:27 PM on January 18, 2006



posted by ericb at 5:29 PM on January 18, 2006


"Come quietly or there will be... trouble."
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:30 PM on January 18, 2006


I for one.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:32 PM on January 18, 2006


you have twenty seconds to comply.
posted by modernerd at 5:32 PM on January 18, 2006


Dogs don't have wheels!
posted by TwelveTwo at 5:38 PM on January 18, 2006


Meant to include a link to the KAIST homepage... Also they created synthetic skin for robots this week with a 1mm spacial resoltuion, which is the highest to date....
posted by sourbrew at 5:43 PM on January 18, 2006



Two words for ya: Uncanny. Valley.

you beat me to it, modernerd!
posted by uncanny hengeman at 5:50 PM on January 18, 2006


I think if a "robot" told me to "Halt citizen. You are under arrest!" I would laugh my @$$ off and keep walking... until it shot me with it's phazer set on "stun" I guess.
These people watch too much anime.
posted by indifferent at 5:50 PM on January 18, 2006


Yawn. Wake me up after the robots run amok and are replaced by law enforcement cyborgs built from recently-deceased police officers.
posted by brain_drain at 5:51 PM on January 18, 2006


I am a friend of Jack Abramoff. I was told he was here.
posted by Mr_Zero at 5:54 PM on January 18, 2006


Well, at least their logo is suitably 1980s.
posted by TwelveTwo at 6:01 PM on January 18, 2006


they created synthetic skin for robots this week with a 1mm spacial resoltuion

Please don't tickle the police robots.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:06 PM on January 18, 2006


Wow! Dumb terminals really are cool again!
posted by flabdablet at 6:23 PM on January 18, 2006


Reminiscent of a previous thread. Thing I loved best about that thread was learning that robot police (original mov file) have much the same things on their minds as actual human police officers might.

Note to self: when using DOS scrolls to mimic systems monitors, avoid directories containing pr0n.
posted by Pliskie at 6:40 PM on January 18, 2006



posted by stenseng at 7:19 PM on January 18, 2006


They will take the shape of a dog or a horse, with six or eight legs or wheels.

Good to have a plan...
posted by sourwookie at 7:29 PM on January 18, 2006


sourwookie, If you look at the engadget links they already have some bipedal robots, but if the police want them more as security patrols, it might make more sense to have them mounted on a vehicle, similar to these.
posted by sourbrew at 7:50 PM on January 18, 2006


Huh. Can their blocks be knocked off?
posted by sellout at 8:14 PM on January 18, 2006


only if played like this
posted by sourbrew at 8:31 PM on January 18, 2006



posted by youarenothere at 8:51 PM on January 18, 2006


I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE, MY OPTICAL SENSORS CAN DETECT YOUR PRESENCE
posted by kosher_jenny at 9:09 PM on January 18, 2006


I hate robuts, but love gobots!
posted by I Foody at 9:29 PM on January 18, 2006


What about chocobots and killbots?
posted by uncanny hengeman at 9:45 PM on January 18, 2006


Tom Servo
posted by super_not at 11:35 PM on January 18, 2006


I'd buy that for a dollar!
posted by pracowity at 11:56 PM on January 18, 2006


Time to get some insurance from Old Glory Insurance.
posted by vagabond at 4:47 AM on January 19, 2006


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