Robotic Security Guard Waves You In

A robot security kiosk created by Shandong Kang Bai ROBOT Automation Co., Ltd working with the Harbin Institute of Technology checks IDs and waves employees in to work.


(Robot security kiosk)

The first time they pass the robot they must confirm their credentials by swiping their ID card. It takes a photo, registers them into a database, and will recognize them automatically from then on. However, swiping your ID card is still faster so employees will still use them. It records all the comings and goings, can be used to make phone calls, and will sound an alarm if someone passes without identification.

Philip K. Dick wrote about guard robots in his 1955 short 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. "From the Director level?"
(Read more about Dick's guard robot)

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