UK Border Patrol Hires a Hero
The U.K. has begun to use robots to inspect vehicles for illegal immigrants. Border officials say the the bots are about "the size of a briefcase," with hi-res video cameras, searchlights, four-wheel drive. In addition, they can be equipped with heartbeat detectors and sensors to identify chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear substances. Nicknamed Hero, the battery-powered bot searches underneath automobiles, buses, etc. as well as closed spaces. Each one costs about £6000 (~$12,000.00.)
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 28, 2008 8:41 PM