July 28, 2008

Reborg-Q Protects and Tells

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Sohgo Security Services (ALSOK) has produced Reborg-Q, a security bot for Japanese shopping centers. Recently featured at the 2008 Security Show in Tokyo, the name itself comes from Star Trek's Q and the Borg. The robot has been on patrol for the last few months and checks for unauthorized people as well as water leaks or fires. Reborg-Q also features a touchscreen interface for giving weather, time, and missing kids information. One business used theirs to rat on employees working overtime. We suppose that makes up for the 380,000 yen ($3,543.00) per day fee that is charged to rent him.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 28, 2008 8:30 AM
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