China is the first to have an autonomous police robot, with a taser

China is the first to attempt to mobilize a robotic police force, starting with a small Dalek inspired patrol model.

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Published Mon, May 2 2016 9:16 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

We're doomed, all of us

China seems to have beat us to the punch when it comes to enlisting robots and AI to help fight crime. It's not quite on the level of Robo Cop, but the autonomous machine is still slightly deadly.

China is the first to have an autonomous police robot, with a taser | TweakTown.com

The Chinese National University of Defense has created a low-cost slightly intelligent robot that can patrol streets all on it's own. the 1.49-meter tall and 78kg robot can patrol the mean streets of China for about a maximum of 8 hours on battery at a speed of 18km/hour. It has a suite of sensors that can detect dangers so that it can even make actual arrests.

It's not just to patrol, either. In case of even greater threats, they've added a taser device to provide some electrical assistance to get people to comply. Thankfully, just in case it made the wrong choice, you can press the SOS button that's on the robot itself to get actual human assistance. I can't be the only one that sees a resemblance with the Dalek, right?

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Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

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