Listen Now: Robo-Cop Car
Robo cop has a new ride and you can own it.
OR3 is the world’s first robotic security car. It was created by a startup company in Singapore for companies to use to keep projects and employees safe. The car weighs 176 pounds and is about the size of a golf cart. It comes with 3D sensors and GPS and other instruments designed to detect unattended bags. If a bag is left for more than five minutes the car will send out an alarm. It can also tell the difference between people the company marks as employees and intruders. If an unknown person is detected it will send a drone after him, for about three hundred feet.
Singapore is working to become the world’s first smart city with robots being used in a number of roles. And experts say the robo-cop car is a step in that direction. It costs companies $10,000 a month to rent, a lower price than employing security guards. To check it out click the link below. Now you just need the actual robo-cop.
Link: O-R3 Car
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