Robotechs personal robots that protect and hopefully don't kill
November 5, 2004 9:07 AM   Subscribe

I always thought a future filled with robots would be kinda cool, but I find the Robowatch home security robot kinda creepy. It's expensive (50k euros), looks pretty obvious patrolling around, does have a slick futuristic controller, but finding the three stooges is about the best it can do. I suppose this would be like having your own googlebot around the house.
posted by mathowie (5 comments total)
Is there a "port 80" version of this website for those of us behind firewalls? :-)

That company needs a better webmaster.
posted by clevershark at 9:23 AM on November 5, 2004

I look forward to the first story about one of those getting stolen.
posted by bondcliff at 9:35 AM on November 5, 2004

So what are the batteries on this thing like? A patient burglar would just wait until it needed recharging in 2 hours.

German's aren't satisfied with those attack dogs they breed? I think a pack of Rottweilers are a lot more effective for $50,000.

It will look good patrolling my slick, modern evil base.
posted by geoff. at 9:43 AM on November 5, 2004

If you're really that paranoid, couldn't you just install security cameras and, you know, maybe identify the people robbing your home?
posted by Dark Messiah at 1:55 PM on November 5, 2004

If it's the Stooges I'm setting the phaser on Vaporize. If it's the Marx brothers, maybe it could trolley out drinks.
posted by cairnish at 2:40 PM on November 5, 2004

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