‘AnBot’ has begun 24-hour patrols at the Shenzhen International Airport in Guangdong, China.
It can use a taser, remotely activated by a policeman watching through the robot’s eyes
The airport security ‘RoboCop’ droid is 1.45 metres tall, has a top speed of 18 kilometres per hour, and features four facial recognition cameras.
It can use a taser, remotely activated by a policeman watching through the robot’s eyes from a control centre (pictured).
Civilians in distress can also press an SOS button on the android’s body to send an alert to police.
AnBot is the result of a collaboration between the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau, the Chinese National University of Defense Technology and a domestic technology company. Its makers claim AnBot can also be used to deter terrorist attacks.
The advantage of these robots is that they alleviate the pressure on personnel during busy times at the airport. Xiao Xiangjiang of the National University of Defense Technology said: “It can patrol, avoid obstacles and then charge on its own.”