Target Tracking Robot Provides Creepy Security

I swear if you’ve ever played the game Frontlines: Fuel of war, you’d know that this target-tracking autonomous guard bot looks exactly like the little tanks that your soldier has the ability to drive around and blow people away with. That aside, this is an awesome looking bot and I’d love to have one of my own minus the lethal weaponry. Do you think they have an optional nerf gun or maybe a paintball turret? Probably not, but a guy can dream, right?

The video shows the robot in action, and I have to give credit to the creators for using the theme song from the Rock, although I’m expecting Nicolas Cage to run out into the screen with some green flares. How brave is the guy showing the auto track feature holding the sensor over his crotch? Hasn’t he seen Robocop? These things malfunction all the time and I don’t want a malfunction taking out my ability to have children.

It’s also a little creepy seeing this thing roam around. As the original post points out it does look like the precursor to the dreaded hunter-killer robot. On the other hand it still looks a bit rough around the edges too. The motion tracking seems pretty jerky and I think a dancing clown might be able to throw it off without someone with manual control putting an end to his shenanigans permanently. Pretty soon we’ll have a robot for everything! If you’re a burglar that gets shot by the security robot not to worry, we’ll have the rescue robot to pick you up and take you to the hospital on the way to jail. You’ll probably also have the investigating robotic camera testify in court to tell the jury it all went down. I bet it would make for a good reality show like Cops though, except with security robots chasing guys around. Bad bots, bad bots, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they become self aware and decide to destroy humanity?

For other cool Robots, check out the Dancing Robots Overlords or the Pool Playing Robot.

Via: CrunchGear