South Korea Testing Robotic Prison Guards

November 28, 2011


Everybody have a good Thanksgiving weekend? Excellent. I did nothing but play video games, eat, drink and sleep. It was pretty much my dream world. Plus twice I got so full I thought I was gonna die. First World problems, amirite?! South Korea is testing a fleet of robotic guards to patrol their prison facilities. I'm gonna tear off one of their antennas and make a knife.

It said the robots move on four wheels and are equipped with cameras and other sensors that allow them to detect risky behaviour such as violence and suicide.

Prof Lee Baik-Chu, of Kyonggi University, who led the design process, said the robots would alert human guards if they discovered a problem.

Yeaaaaaaaaah, that sounds an awful lot like a video surveillance system on wheels. Come on, they're not even weaponized? That's pretty weak, South Korea. Still, you know the best thing about robotic prison guards? You won't feel bad killing a few during an escape attempt. "I still would." Well of course YOU would, you own f***ng WALL-E on Blu-Ray.

Robotic prison wardens to patrol South Korean prison [bbcnews]

Thanks to Chris, Tessier, Global, Cassowary Queen and Kokocat, who have every intention of hollowing out the bodies of these things and driving them right out the gate.

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