JANUARY 23 2009 08:12h
Japanese developing team Tmusk and security company Alacom have developed a surveillance robot which is mobile phone operated.
The prototype of the T-34 is not a resurrected Soviet tank, but a small surveillance and security robot. It was developed by the Japanese Tmusk developing team and the Alacom security company. The T-34 was envisioned as a means of monitoring offices after working hours are over, media report.
The small robot moves on four wheels and can reach the speed of 10 kmph. It comes equipped with a line of sensors which enables it to register suspicious activities in the empty office by detecting movement, body heat or sound.
The T-3 4 controlled with a mobile phone, which receives video footage in real time, broadcast from the robot`s camera, therefore the operator sees everything the robot sees.
Armed and dangerous
According to the designers, the T-34 was created to improve the security of offices, where alarms go off for no apparent reason, while the little robot offers a chance of monitoring the facilities.
Not to make the matter a sheer remote control car, the T-34 was armed with a – net which it can fire at the potential burglar and defacilitate their escape until security comes.
Imagine this: you are alone in the office in order to finish your assignments after all he colleagues went home and suddenly you hear footsteps from the nearby corridor. Afraid that this might be one of the brazen thieves which has been stealing your paperclips for days, you reach for your mobile phone, make your T-34, perfectly disguised in the colour of the office rug, sneak up behind the bandit`s back with a few precise clicks and disable them with the net. The paperclips are rescued, you are the office hero and the recorded video of your courageous venture is a smash hit on the office intranet. Perfect!
According to tmusk assessments, the little Robocop, which should be mass produces in a few years, will be 6,500 pounds. We are positive that the T-34 will become the main prop of all practical office jokes in a short period.
Although the creation of a robotic law enforcer, which would be a real match for the film Robocop, may sound like science-fiction today and one of the chapters from Orwell`s 1984, but British scientists predict that suck cyborgs, coincidentally or not, will start patrolling the streets in 2084 and perform basic surveillance tasks, which makes the little T-34 the pioneer of the human-android co-existence.