Skip to comments.The dawn of a REAL Robocop?
Posted on 12/18/2013 4:42:56 AM PST by Renfield
A Silicon Valley startup is poised to replace the everyday security guard with high tech robots the company plans to introduce to the world on Thursday.
The 300 pound R5 Autonomous Data Machine looks like a hybrid of R2-D2 and the robot from Lost in Space.
More than just yelling danger, manufacturer Knightscope hopes the machines will actually help predict crimes and even cut current rates in half.
And its inventors say it was a recent school shooting that actually inspired them to create the R5....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Borne out of tragedy: The 5-foot-tall, 300-pound robot was dreamed up by its creators at Sunnyvale, California company Knightscope in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary. A publicity photo shows how the R5 might look in a school setting
“the machines will actually help predict crimes “
What could POSSIBLY go awry?
If the govt approved it they would retask it to force kids to eat Moochelle’s tofu-chickpea surprise while interrogating them: *do your parents own a gun (beep)*
Yeah - this isn’t going to work —
“You are never going to have an armed officer in every school’: Instead of being armed with guns, the R5 will use cameras and other surveillance mechanisms to alert off-site analysts to the possibility of an impending crime.”
Off Site - just wait until the Wall-E type droid passes by and then pull out 9mm -— really??? Unless it has scanners to detect metal weapons...then comes the privacy issues - radiation issues...
Sorry - but “armed personnel” is the answer - not some astro-droid! Considering most parents AREN’T raising their children and the school lacks values and respect stemming from traditional American way of life - as it’s replaced with transgender socialist policy...reap what you sow!
What if the children start shooting each other with imaginary guns? Will the robot shoot them?
How well sill it work when some kid throws a blanket over it?
Half of them would be stolen and parted out in the first week...
Some analyst - sitting at a desk at “who knows where” is going to watch video feeds coming in from these robots - means the school will have to apay for the robot - bay for the analysts - and pay for the company who is providing the overall security system...one analyst cannot watch five or six feeds coming in...they will miss something...
Goes back to self-responsibility and teaching kids to be accountable for their actions...
The latest shooter was a socialist supporter in last FRI school shooting...uhm....would a robot have warned everyone considering that a school would need a multitude of these patrolling....
The shooter was taken out by an ARMED security guard hired in the school...drones are great for some tasks - but not in this case...
You don’t have to have an analyst watching five, six or more feeds. You have software watch for “suspicious” activity like they are doing with the security cams that are all over the UK which then report to the analysts to watch the flagged video.
‘This is the kind of pervasive surveillance that has put people on edge.”
Like the KGB and Gestapo infiltrating all elements of Russian and German society?
They are essentially drones that don’t fly. Once the public accepts them in schools they will be in shopping malls and other public places, then on to residential areas just like the article said. Couple that with flying drones and add to that the NSA monitoring any and all electronic communications and all bases will be covered.
And the part: “at least for now, remain unarmed”. Imagine the armed version that predicts a crime. Even if it’s just a taser.
Today’s paranoia is tomorrows reality in our wonderful wonderful world of libtard liberty.
Actually you could. Bring back the days of the Sheriff's posse. Have local Sheriffs deputize volunteers. These men and women would have to go through a background check and qualify/demonstrate proficiency with firearms.
Even if you told the volunteers they'd have to pay for and provide their own gear, training, and qualification testing costs, and that it would be unpaid... You'd probably find people lining up around the block outside the Sheriffs office to sign up.
We are FED UP with the politically correct excrement, the anti-gun liberal agenda, and everything else that leads to "gun free" zones at schools. It DOES NOT WORK. We have 30+ years and dozens of bodies to prove it. Just look at the difference between Sandy Hook (a gun free zone) and Arapahoe (armed "resource officer" on site)... 20 minutes vs 80 seconds to end the incident.
These incidents end when the shooter runs out of targets or gets confronted by an armed response, period. Running out of targets is not good - that means maximum damage. Therefore the least-cost (in terms of human lives and suffering) option is to put an armed response in the shooters face ASAFP. That means armed people on site.
If and when my Sheriff creates a posse, I will be one of the first in line. I will gladly juggle my work schedule to give them one day a week at any school in the district.
Please put down your weapon. You have 20 seconds to comply.
Actually, it’s much easier than that: restore the 2nd Amendment Rights of every adult. Teachers, administrators, janitors, etc. who wish to carry...can. And, it’s ‘free’ to the taxpayers.
IMHO, there’s WAY too much ‘thought’ going into this when Freedom and Liberty are the concise solution(s) we need.
Need a fleet of these in the White House and an even bigger fleet of them on Capitol Hill. preferredly heavily armed and enabled to deal out instant justice when a crime is predicted.
What could POSSIBLY go awry?
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