South Korean Prisons Debut Robot Guards
Posted on April 22, 2012
It sounds like a scene from Chopping Mall, an ’80s horror flick involving killer robot security guards, but I assure you, it’s real life.
South Korea has unveiled robot prison guards.
Called “Correction Service Robots,” the sleek-looking robots are being referred to as a “game changer.”
Equipped with cameras and microphones, they can allow human guards to communicate with prisoners remotely. The robots move around on their own, though they can be controlled via iPad as well.
Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects is their “precognition” abilities–sensing prisoners’ moods and behaviors. If they notice anything out of the ordinary, they can signal a guard to come help.
The robot guards are currently being tested in South Korea, meaning we can expect the robot overlords to begin their assault on the world shortly.