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  • Police Robot on Patrol Completely Ignores Woman Trying to Summon The Police

    10/12/2019 9:04:46 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    ScienceAlert ^ | 10/10/2019 | Dan Robitzki
    Those Knightscope security robots may not be so great at their jobs. When a woman in a park near Los Angeles saw people fighting and tried to summon help via a police robot patrolling nearby, the robot merely told her to "step out of the way" and continued along its pre-determined route, according to NBC News. No help came until the spectators called 911 directly, raising the question of what, if any, function these robots are actually supposed to serve. It turns out that the robot, a K5 model named "HP RoboCop", patrols the park on behalf of the police...
  • The RoboCops Are Here

    08/03/2019 5:46:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | August 3, 2019 | Erich Reimer
    Almost 30 years after “RoboCop” was released to theaters its modern incarnation has finally arrived.Huntington Park, a small city near Los Angeles in California, recently debuted its “HP RoboCop” (yes, they actually called it that) as a “deterrent to crime and disruptive activity.” Though seemingly innocuous, wrongdoers beware - while it is unclear the full array of functions the machine has it seems primarily geared towards having a 360-degree video mobile monitoring ability.While it seems the “RoboCop” is more a cute public relations effort than a truly transformational force or piece of equipment on its own, it is worth noting...
  • California police department to deploy RoboCop to monitor public areas

    06/18/2019 1:15:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    WQAD ^ | June 18, 2019
    The Huntington Park Police Department is set to unveil "HP RoboCop," the latest tool in the force's arsenal that will keep an electronic eye on public areas, the city of Huntington Park announced in a news release. The device is "an autonomous data machine that is meant to serve outdoors," that will use 360-degree HD video footage to "act as an extra set of eyes and monitor areas such as parks, city buildings and corridors where police might not have the time to consistently patrol," the release said. The city released a video of HP RoboCop rolling down a sidewalk,...
  • "Worlds first operational Robocop" hits the streets as Dubai builds robot police force

    05/22/2017 5:36:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Mirror ^ | 05/22/17 | KELLY-ANN MILLS
    Robots are set to make up a quarter of Dubai's police by 2030 - and Robocop is the first The "world's first operational Robocop" has been unveiled in Dubai as part of the emirate's planned robot police force. Robocop started work on Sunday and is already making a name for itself. At 5ft 5in tall and weighing 100kg, it can speak six languages and is designed to read facial expressions. It had an easy start to working life, being unveiled at the three-day long Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference. But when the Expo draws to a close tomorrow, it...
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Purchasing Mini Caliber Robot

    02/03/2016 10:11:47 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies ^ |
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Purchasing Mini Caliber Robot 10--Mini-Caliber Robot Solicitation Number: DJA-15-ANCE-PR-1110 Agency: Department of Justice Office: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Location: Administrative Programs Division (APD) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is DJA-15-ANCE-PR-1110 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-84. The associated North American Industrial Classification System...
  • From Neighborhood Cops to Robocops: The Changing Face of American Police

    03/20/2015 9:18:53 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | January 15, 2015 | John W. Whitehead
    “Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” ― Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means If 2014 was the year of militarized police, armored tanks, and stop-and-frisk searches, 2015 may well be the year of technologized police, surveillance blimps and scan-and-frisk searches. Just as we witnessed neighborhood cops being transformed into soldier cops, we’re about to see them shapeshift once again, this time into robocops, complete with robotic exoskeletons, super-vision contact lenses, computer-linked visors, and mind-reading helmets. Similarly, just as military equipment created for the battlefield has been deployed on American soil against American citizens,...
  • 'RoboCop 2014' is very close to reality: Jose Padilha

    02/09/2014 7:32:26 PM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    New Delhi: Jose Padilha is making his Hollywood debut with 'RoboCop', a remake of the 1987 film of the same name, and says his approach to the sci-fi film is similar to the happenings in the world today. A re-telling of the Paul Verhoeven-directed 1987 movie, the film is about a Detroit police officer who is transformed into a sentient law enforcement machine. "I think that the issues our movie talks about - the robots, the use of drones, our law enforcement all of these are real issues and very close to reality today. And they are going to become...
  • Will TSA Agents be Replaced by Machines?

    01/05/2014 7:33:23 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    dVice ^ | Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | Robin Burks
    Will TSA agents be replaced by machines? One of the main reasons that Americans hate to fly is the Transporation Security Administration (TSA). Not only is it annoying to have to strip down at security checkpoints, submit to the occasional patdown and stand in long lines to verify our identities, but the entire system is inefficient. So what happens if we take humans off of those jobs and use machines instead? Several European airports are looking to answer that question by installing eye and face scanners, along with fingerprint readers, at security checkpoints. Many airports immigration checks have used these...
  • The dawn of a REAL Robocop?

    12/18/2013 4:42:56 AM PST · by Renfield · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12-1-2013
    A Silicon Valley startup is poised to replace the everyday security guard with high tech robots the company plans to introduce to the world on Thursday. The 300 pound R5 Autonomous Data Machine looks like a hybrid of R2-D2 and the robot from Lost in Space. More than just yelling danger, manufacturer Knightscope hopes the machines will actually help predict crimes and even cut current rates in half. And its inventors say it was a recent school shooting that actually inspired them to create the R5....
  • Municipal Crowdfunding, Robocop And Declining Employment And Labor Force Pariticipation

    09/30/2013 7:49:37 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/30/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Crowdfunding has worked for films, political candidates, disaster relief and now real estate. Crowdfunding, the act of soliciting funds from the public, most recently on the Internet, is already a powerful tool. Now it is being used by cities to raise funds bypassing the traditional muni bond market. Central Falls, the Rhode Island city that filed for bankruptcy two years ago, is seeking to finance a park project through a crowdfunding website rather than the municipal-bond market. The city of about 19,000 wants $10,044 to put five trash cans in Jenks Park, which is currently \littered with garbage and debris,...
  • ROBOCOP - Official Trailern (2014)

    09/06/2013 7:22:49 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies ^ | 9/5/2013
    Here it is...Robocop
  • Detroit Bronzes Giant RoboCop Statue

    07/11/2013 11:08:55 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 40 replies
    BangStyle ^ | May 17, 2013 | Danny De Maio
    Whoever thought a film that was rated X would inspire a city so much that it would feel the need to build a statue in its honor? As much as Im a fan of the original Robocop (and am eagerly awaiting the upcoming reboot), I never in a million years would have believed that things would get so dire in Detroit that the city would go to a fictional character for hope. Needless to say, this is what has happened in one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. Two years ago there was a grassroots initiative to...
  • Russia Building 'Terrorist Killing' Robo-Cop

    05/19/2013 6:00:36 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 19 May 2013 | Anonymous
    Russian techies are developing a series of robots that are designed specifically to do battle in terrorist camps and neutralize terrorists in the act, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told Ria Novosti newswire on Friday. The robo-cop will also be used to aid in evacuations from the scene of a terrorist attack, he said. Other anti-terrorist tech includes systems that can see through walls and engage shooters at long distances, he said. Rogozin did not say when robo-cop might be deployed by the countrys security and intelligence services.
  • PHOTO with Article of Police Robot (RoboCop) May, 1924

    01/27/2013 10:11:10 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Robocop c. 1924
  • Dystopia U.S.A. - Camden, New Jersey is ready for a Robocop police force

    10/01/2012 7:07:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    IO9 ^ | October 1, 2012 | Annalee Newitz
    Looks like Camden, New Jersey is ready for a Robocop police force I have seen the future of law enforcement, and recent news suggests that it could be coming to New Jersey. First of all, we are closer to having Robocops than ever. Over at C|Net, Tim Hornyak reports on a new project to deploy remote-controlled robotic police: Researchers at Florida International University's Discovery Lab are working with a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves to build telepresence robots that could patrol while being controlled by disabled police officers and military vets. In a sense, they would be hybrid man-machine...
  • First look at Robocop as he comes back to life as remake...

    09/16/2012 9:39:08 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 30 replies
    MailOnline ^ | September 16, 2012 | Celeste Morgan
    In his full-body fighting suit Robocop became one of the most iconic heroes of the Eighties. And now fans can get their first look at the action hero come back to life as the remake begins filming in Toronto. Actor Joel Kinnaman, better known for his work on The Killing, was spotted wearing the updated RoboCop suit on set.
  • Hamilton, ON will double as Detroit, MI in Robocop

    09/05/2012 7:20:50 AM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 20 replies
    On Location Vacations ^ | 9/4/12 | Christine
    Thanks to one of our Twitter followers, @TheAlexLynch97, weve learned that James Street North in Hamilton, ON will be made to look like Detroit for Robocop. Crews are currently converting a space at 265 James Street North into a restaurant where a chase scene will take place September 24 October 1. The Robocop reboot, starring Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Michael Keaton, is scheduled to begin filming in Toronto this week. Originally, the movie was also expected to film at least a few exterior scenes in Detroit (where the movie is set) but now that Hamilton...
  • South Korea Unveils Robotic Prison Guards, Promises Futuristic Cavity Searches

    05/28/2012 4:26:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 16, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    South Korea unveils robotic prison guards, promises futuristic cavity searches To round out their drug-sniffing clone dog army, South Korean authorities are now experimenting with robotic prison guards. Lest you think these cyber-wardens will be equipped with gatling guns in the style of Robocop's ED-209, know that this alarm-equipped bot has more in common with the Death Star's delivery droids. Of course, the robots' responsibilities may expand as the technology improves. Explains Reuters of these security machines' potential uses: The robot has been designed to patrol a prison autonomously, but an IPad will allow manual control as well. The next...
  • Supporters of 'RoboCop' Statue in Detroit Raise More Than $50K

    02/17/2011 9:42:21 AM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 29 replies ^ | February 17, 2011 | Staff
    Despite the Detroit mayor's apparent disinterest in erecting a "RoboCop" statue, supporters of the idea have exceeded their fundraising goal of $50,000 -- hoping their plans to honor the legendary cyborg will become a reality. The story of "RoboCop," a hero officer killed in a shootout and brought back to life as a half-mechanized crime fighter in Detroit, is a 1987 cult classic. The push to construct a statue honoring the superhero began when Detroit Mayor Dave Bing took to the Internet to solicit ideas for the city's revival. Someone then posted the idea on Twitter, but Bing didn't seem...
  • Social Media Petitions For Detroit RoboCop Statue

    02/14/2011 10:19:35 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies ^ | 14 Feb 2011 | Canvas Staff Reports
    Detroit needs RoboCop. That was the premise of a 1987 movie in which RoboCop, a terminally wounded cop turned cyborg, protected a crime-ridden city. Now what started out as a tweet to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has turned into a social media movement that suggests a statue of RoboCop is just what the city needs. Bing, as reported by , originally got a Tweet saying that RoboCop would be a great Detroit mascot. Philadelphia has a Rocky Balboa statue, the text stated, and RoboCop would "kick Rocky's butt." "There are not any plans to erect a statue to RoboCop,"...