This Security Guard Works for $6.25 an Hour

A Night Watchman with Wheels. (The New York Times, 12/1/2013)

And doesn’t have a girlfriend. The robot, which can be seen in a promotional video, is still very much a work in progress. The system will have a video camera, thermal imaging sensors, a laser range finder, radar, air quality sensors and a microphone. It will also have a limited amount of autonomy, such as the ability to follow a preplanned route. It will not, at least for now, include advanced features like facial recognition, which is still being perfected.

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