The Stack brings to attention this article by People's Daily showcasing the Anbot, a robotic law-enforcement machine resembling a Dalek from Dr. Who. Much like a Dalek, it would appear that stairs are all that's needed to get away from it.
According to the People’s Daily report, AnBot is capable of eight hours of continuous work, but the article did not offer any further details about how long it takes to recharge, or what happens when a terrorist escapes down a flight of stairs.
Security and emergency applications are of growing interest for robotics teams around the globe, with some results more successful than others. The United Arab Emirates announced last year that it was looking to introduce a ‘robocop’ scheme by 2017. The robots will first roll out in public places such as shopping centres and transport hubs, and will feature an interactive screen and a microphone connected to Dubai Police call centres.
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