RobotCop III - Not Quite R. Daneel Olivaw

In his classic 1953 robot story Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov teamed a human detective with a robotic one - R. Daneel Olivaw. Hong Kong has been testing robotic police officers for years, and has now introduced RobotCop III.

Unlike the violent Robocop of American movie fame, this non-violent robot cop spends it's time spreading anti-theft and anti-triad messages. It's key features were contributed by students who won a design competition. It features a hidden LCD panel, wireless technology and infrared sensors.

Thanks to Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends blog by way of BoingBoing. See also Locally-built robot set to become Hong Kong's latest cop from ChannelNewsAsia.com.

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