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South Korea Unveils Robotic Prison Guards, Promises Futuristic Cavity Searches
IO9 ^ | Apr 16, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar

Posted on 05/28/2012 4:26:01 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

South Korea unveils robotic prison guards, promises futuristic cavity searches

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To round out their drug-sniffing clone dog army, South Korean authorities are now experimenting with robotic prison guards. Lest you think these cyber-wardens will be equipped with gatling guns in the style of Robocop's ED-209, know that this alarm-equipped bot has more in common with the Death Star's delivery droids.

Of course, the robots' responsibilities may expand as the technology improves. Explains Reuters of these security machines' potential uses:

The robot has been designed to patrol a prison autonomously, but an IPad will allow manual control as well. The next step, say designers, is a robot that conducts body searches although they admit, neither the technology nor the prison system is quite ready for a step that far into the future.

I can't even begin to divine how cold-metal cavity searches would work. The thought of Terminator bunk checks is so damn harrowing that there's a 75% chance I'm clocking out by lunchtime. You've won this round, reality.

(Excerpt) Read more at io9.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: crime; crimeandpunishment; criminaljustice; domoarigatomrroboto; futurama; incarceration; jailer; lawandorder; lockedupabroad; napl; penalsystem; prison; prisonguard; prisons; robocop; roboguard; robots; singularity; southkorea; technology
I'm not sure whether I should laugh, or cry.

I'll be good ... I promise, I'll be good.

1 posted on 05/28/2012 4:26:18 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 05/28/2012 4:28:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Cavity searches....I’ll bet Barney Frank has an order in for this one.


3 posted on 05/28/2012 4:31:15 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared.....for what's coming AFTER America.)
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More coverage at:

“Forget RoboCop: Robo-guard Patrols Korean Prisons, Foresees Trouble”

http://www.pcworld.com/article/253713/forget_robocop_roboguard_patrols_korean_prisons_foresees_trouble.html

“Robo-guard” on patrol in South Korean prison

http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/04/12/robo-guard-on-patrol-in-south-korean-pri?videoId=233213268&videoChannel=6

RoboCops Now Guarding South Korean Prisons

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/military-robots/robocops-now-guarding-south-korean-prisons


4 posted on 05/28/2012 4:31:27 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Bender2

Ping ... this is a possible job opportunity for you.


5 posted on 05/28/2012 4:32:41 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping ... and stay out of South Korean lockdown facilities


6 posted on 05/28/2012 4:33:59 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

robotic prison guards, promises futuristic cavity searches

Jane Fonda Barbarella 1968


7 posted on 05/28/2012 4:34:21 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: DogByte6RER
" cavity searches will begin in 3,2,1..."
8 posted on 05/28/2012 4:34:52 PM PDT by Redcitizen (New Mexico green chili is the best.)
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To: spintreebob

Officer Steely Dan.


9 posted on 05/28/2012 4:36:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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10 posted on 05/28/2012 4:38:34 PM PDT by Redcitizen (New Mexico green chili is the best.)
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To: DogByte6RER

AnalDroids Unite!


11 posted on 05/28/2012 4:45:36 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (what??`?? Who knew?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Looks like Stallone’s house robot from “Rocky IV”, the one Paulie had a crush on.


12 posted on 05/28/2012 4:47:29 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: DogByte6RER

I hope they don’t call the control program Skynet...


13 posted on 05/28/2012 4:54:52 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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14 posted on 05/28/2012 4:58:27 PM PDT by Bratch
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15 posted on 05/28/2012 5:58:19 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: DogByte6RER

Bend over, bend over

16 posted on 05/28/2012 6:41:00 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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17 posted on 05/28/2012 7:09:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DogByte6RER

"YOU VILL FEEL A SLIGHT PINCH..."

18 posted on 05/28/2012 9:16:32 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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19 posted on 05/28/2012 10:41:34 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Bender2

Will you be changing your screen name to Bendover2?


20 posted on 05/29/2012 8:06:33 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1225 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void; DogByte6RER; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; ...
Re: ...robotic prison guards, promises futuristic cavity searches...

Gadzooks! Only... if it is a female prison!

Whoa, Bendy! Here in Spain, we ask first... do you know where that finger has been?

Bend? Michael Caine in Spain is making sense for once... where has that finger been?

Mike, Duke! Do I have to explain... everything to you guys?

Bendy? Oh, Bendy? If you get the women's prison... can I have the men's?

Go ahead, Bender! Give Sulu... the inside track!

If the position is open for discussing... put my name in the pot--

I don't always know where my fingers has been, but when I do... I soak it in Dos Equis.

Well, I know where my finger has been... on the triggers of all those guns we let walk into Mexico to kill the 2nd Amendment--

Whoa! Did I say that... out loud?

You want fries... with that finger?

Now, Bendy, if we are talking women's prisons... we have a long discussion ahead of us.

Bendy, we vote... for you!

What's all the fuss? We had this... back in 1969--

21 posted on 05/29/2012 10:32:59 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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