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T-34 Security Robot Throws Nets Spidey-Style

T-34 is a security robot that throws nets over intruders - just like Spiderman shoots webs. The security robot was developed jointly by robot maker tmsuk Co Ltd. and Alacom Co Ltd., a security firm.


(Spiderman security robot casts web over evildoers)

The remote-operated prototype robot T-34 moves at up to 10 km/hr speeds at the direction of an authorized individual with a linked mobile phone. If T-34's sensors detect anything wrong in an office building or warehouse, the operator can see what T-34 sees in real time. Speaking of which, here is a T-34 test video.

If necessary, the T-34 security robot can launch a net at intruders, incapacitating them until police arrive.

Philip K. Dick provides an early description of a security guard robot in his 1955 story The Hood Maker:

"Halt!" A robot guard appeared, streaking toward them across the field. "Identify yourselves!"

Franklin showed his clip. "I'm Director level. We're here to see the Senator. I'm an old friend."

Automatic relays clicked as the robot studied the identification clip.
(Read more about PKD's guard robot)

I'm also rather partial to the sentry robot from Michael Crichton's forgotten 1985 gem Runaway, which uses painful shocks rather than benign webs.


(Security guard robot from Runaway)

Via the Sydney Morning Herald.

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