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Hitachi's Security Bot

Posted 8 Mar 2006 at 05:23 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

Hitachi has just released photos of its new security bot. The new robot looks like a short R2D2 with a pole coming out of its head with a camera on top. The camera can swivel so the robot doesn't have to do an about face to look around. The prototype which basically has a laptop on board for a brain can figure out the shortest path to a spot. When it gets there if something is missing or moved it can send back images to a security guard. No info on when this thing will go on sale or for how much nor does it appear to have a name yet.


Pioneer in disguise?, posted 8 Mar 2006 at 18:27 UTC by reed » (Apprentice)

It looks like a Pioneer DX (http://www.activrobots.com/ROBOTS/p2dx.html) with a bubble around it, frankly.

reed

PS. I work for ActivMedia, so may be biased :)

Pioneer in disguise?, posted 11 Mar 2006 at 14:51 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

hah, posted 22 Mar 2006 at 23:35 UTC by reed » (Apprentice)

Hah, looks like our PR folks think so too...!

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