Two robots with surveillance, tracking, firing and voice recognition systems were integrated into a single unit, a defence ministry spokesman said.
The robot uses heat and motion detectors to sense possible threats, and alerts command centres, Yonhap said.
If the command centre operator cannot identify possible intruders through the robot's audio or video communications system, the operator can order it to fire its gun or 40mm automatic grenade launcher.
Pfft, why even bother trying to identify the intruder? Intruders, by nature, are bad. Otherwise they'd be guests. No, when it comes to homeland (and apartment) security, I say shoot first and dispose of evidence later. Isn't that right, mysterious blood stain by the door?! (I got high and forgot I ordered pizza)
Thanks to Chris E, letseatlunch, Gonkless, Nick, foo and Pillow Full of Nails, who prefer bats to guns because they're much more intimate.