In many ways, the title isn’t all that off the mark. A Florida college is trying to get a program off the ground that will allow disabled police officers and wounded veterans to remotely take charge of a robot to be used in law enforcement on the street.
Not only will the officers be able to see, hear and speak through the robot, they’ll also be able to perform tasks such as printing out and issuing tickets.
Of course, the problem right now is that they look absolutely terrifying, which doesn’t exactly play well with the kids, and you’d want a child to, y’know, seek help from a police officer when he or she is in trouble. And also the fact that the original model costs about half a million dollars.
But the design, if able to go to production, would allow the expertise of many an experienced cop to be used long after they’re unable to physically perform the duties of a beat officer.
It’d also be a killer retirement job.
The robots are intended for basic patrols and responding to 911 calls, and also the function of letting every human being in America know that we live in the future, now.
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