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Friday, July 01, 2005

Robots May Soon Protect Japanese Offices and Stores

A Japanese security company plans to deploy guard robots that can patrol stores, offices and other facilities along pre-programmed routes, watching for intruders, fires and water leaks.

The Guardrobo D1 is equipped with a video camera to send images back to a home base, as well as a fire extinguisher to put out small fires on the spot.

The company, Sohgo Security Services, is negotiating with potential clients as it prepares a trial run.

Source: Reuters (Yahoo!)