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‘RoboCop’ guards to patrol South Korean prisons

Posted By yihan On November 26, 2011 @ 5:12 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

London Telegraph [1]
Saturday, November 26, 2011

A group of scientists has developed the robot warders under a one billion won (£546,000) project organised by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy.

The robots – 1.5 metres (five feet) high and running on four wheels – will mostly be used at night.

They can connect prisoners with officers through a remote conversation function, according to a statement from the Asian Forum for Corrections (AFC), a South Korea-based group of researchers in criminality and prison policies.

It pioneered the project with the justice ministry’s co-operation. The robots’ sensors will enable them to detect abnormalities such as suicidal behaviour and violence and report it to officers in charge, the statement said.

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