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  • Hitachi Makes Security Robot

    Hitachi has come up with a rolling robot that scans its surroundings with infrared sensors and cameras. It is likened to R2-D2.

    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/product...ty-robot_x.htm
    "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

  • #2
    Goodbye job. A robot that doesn't need to sleep, eat, or be checked on to see if all rounds were completed.
    Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mr. Security
      Goodbye job. A robot that doesn't need to sleep, eat, or be checked on to see if all rounds were completed.
      Ah, but the robot can't think or act for itself and certainly cannot replace a real person, just as a stationary camera cannot.
      "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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      • #4
        I can see this being useful as a device for detecting bombs and contraband.
        "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 1stWatch
          Ah, but the robot can't think or act for itself and certainly cannot replace a real person, just as a stationary camera cannot.
          In that case, it will be perfect for WBS.
          Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mr. Security
            In that case, it will be perfect for WBS.
            Yes, but it would have improvements over WBS guards because it doesn't require bathing and therefore can't stink, it doesn't leave property to eat or use the bathroom, and it doesn't march into the office and loudly demand a payraise while shouting threats.
            "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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            • #7
              How true!
              Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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              • #8
                Not to mention, it can fill out perfectly prescribed reports, not pick its nose in front of people, or complain about the job to the general public.
                "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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                • #9
                  Honda, Toshiba, and Hyundai all make security robots. Only one I know of is armed with a taser weapon to engage intruders. These are designed to replace static posts that have only a need of passive observation.
                  Some Kind of Commando Leader

                  "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                  • #10
                    DANGER WILL ROBINSON...DANGER!!!!!
                    Last edited by wvd1979; 03-10-2006, 12:27 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by wvd1979
                      DANGER WILL ROBINSON...DANGER!!!!!
                      I was just waiting for that.

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                      • #12
                        Couldn't help it. Sorry!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 1stWatch
                          .... not pick its nose in front of people....
                          You mean we're not supposed to do that?
                          Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mr. Security
                            You mean we're not supposed to do that?
                            No, really. Plucking nose hairs and scratching your rear are also no-nos.
                            "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 1stWatch
                              No, really. Plucking nose hairs and scratching your rear are also no-nos.
                              No wonder I didn't get selected as s/o of the month!
                              Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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