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Police Unveil Scary Riot Control Dalek That Electrocutes Protestors

Terrifying riot control Dalek robot unveiled that electrocutes protestors

A Chinese university have unveiled new Dalek style robots that are designed to electrocute unruly members of the public if they do not comply with orders given to them within 10 seconds. 

Looking like something from the Doctor Who TV show, the Dalek’s are designed to help police keep members of the public in check during riots or protests by giving them an electric shock.

Dailymail.co.uk reports:

Its makers said the AnBot is a breakthrough in low cost robotics and surveillance and could play a key role in the future of China’s attempts to crush terrorism and public dissent.

Robotics researchers at Beijing’s National University of Defense Technology recently unveiled their crime fighting creation at the Chongqing Hi-Tech Fair, where they demonstrated its abilities.

At just under 4.9ft-tall (1.5 metres), it weighs in at 172lbs (78kg).

And while its cruising speed is a leisurely 1km per hour, for those perpetrators thinking of making a break for it, the robot can give chase at top speeds of 11 mph (18km/h)

According to Chinese news source People’s Daily, the police bot has sensors which mimic human eyes and ears.

Unlike its human counterparts, the robot has no need for rest and is capable of pulling an eight hour continuous shift before it needs a recharge.

It can be controlled remotely, but most intriguing of all are the maker’s claims of an ‘electrically charged riot control tool’, which can be deployed remotely by the robot’s controllers.

Xiao Xiangjiang, one of the researchers from the National University of Defense Technology, told New China TV: ‘AnBot has a high degree of autonomy. It could patrol, avoid obstacles, identify and charge all on its own.

‘He is equipped with non-lethal weapons to prevent and control violence by remote control. Moreover, he could be a service provider, which makes him more practical.’

The Chinese are not the only nation looking to robots to maintain public order.

In the US, researchers at the University of Florida have been working on a police robot which could carry at everyday law enforcement tasks.

According to the Florida team, TeleBot will be able to do simple police tasks like handing out parking tickets.

It is designed to be controlled remotely, and its multiple sensors and cameras mean its operator can use it to patrol the streets from anywhere.

A prototype of the police bot is estimated to cost just $20,000 (£13,700).

  • Twisted Stone

    The IT Salesman strikes again…

    Completely impractical and totally useless, allm this will end up being used for is target practice !

  • present10s

    Looks easy to tip over.

    • Peter Norman Heimsoth

      Looks can be deceiving. I’m sure most of its weight is at the base.

  • Barry Leeper

    And….the operative word here is “Control”.
    The article fails to explain how the little druid dude is to administer the initial shock, no pun intended, but it had to be said.
    Will the protesters, public, whatever or whoever, be able to tip the druid dude over like in cow tipping?
    Will the protesters have to touch or grab hold of the druid dude, or will it be able to administer a shot, or volt of electricity, into the air like pepper spray and disable the crowd??
    My thought is if man kind thought this gizmo up to shock the public don’t you think someone in the public will find a way to counter the little druid dudes shock capabilities?
    This all looks good in theory and on paper and in the classroom, but how will things turn out in practical use??