I was doing some digging for a draft I a working about robots and happened on this TechCrunch article. As the article states he is likely too expensive to actually end up in my living room but the video sure demonstrates how versitile this humanoid robot is.
Autonomous Data Machines – “Predict and Prevent Crime”
While Detroit may erect a statue of the Robocop from the movies, other locations are soon deploying Knightscope K5 robots. While the machine looks like a cross between R2D2 and a conehead, the 300-pound robot is designed to be a huge asset to law enforcement. In my opinion, it certainly looks large enough to be a deterrent. Just knowing that it is following and monitoring you would make one think twice. It is intended to be a supplemental tool to law enforcement and not a replacement to human officers.
Disney Hits Us with More Magic – A Wall Climbing Robot
A wall climbing robot? I am one of the people who is looking forward to more robots in our society. Disney has created something really awesome! Check out Disney’s wall climbing robot, dubbed VertiGo, in the video after the break. Not only does this robot climb walls but it gets on the wall by itself!