China Unveils Weaponized Robot Security Guard
An autonomous robot security guard equipped with weapons and intelligent video analysis equipment has been unveiled in China.
The AnBot is China’s first “intelligent security robot,” according to state newspaper People’s Daily, and was developed by the National Defense University.
The 1.49-meter, 78-kilogram machine has a maximum speed is 18 kilometers per hour, and its standard patrol speed is 1 kilometer per hour. It has sensors that mimic the human brain, eyes and ears. It is capable of eight hours of continuous work, AnBot is able to patrol autonomously and protect against violence or unrest, People's Daily reported.
"The security robot is capable of autonomous patrol, intelligent monitoring, emergency calls, auto recharging and has optional modules for environmental monitoring, biochemical detection and clearing explosives," according to People's Daily. It is not capable of tackling non-flat surfaces.