OFRO Robot to Patrol World Cup

May 15, 2006

ofro.jpg OFRO is a new mobile robot that will be patrolling and monitoring the grounds of this summer's World Cup. Using a 360° rotating "thermo camera" and two ultrasound distance sensors, the robot will record any suspicious activity and transmit the footage back to a security control room. The OFRO can follow several predefined routes for up to 12 hours at a time, and it was designed to withstand many different environmental conditions, including inclement weather and low temperatures. "Withstanding environmental conditions" is not quite the same as "withstanding thousands of angry soccer fans' unforgiving fists," so the next time you see OFRO, it will probably be as one overzealous soccer fan attempts to have sex with its broken and hollow shell.


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