In fact a robot whose name is RobCop, for those of you who missed it, Huntington Park, California added a new police officer to its squad earlier this year. “The ability to use its microphone to prevent criminal activity, especially when it comes to patrolling large open spaces”, city manager Ricardo Reyes said in a statement, “The capabilities of the HP Robocop are extremely impressive.
At the unveiling of the RoboCup, the city and the police force are hopeful that the Robot Police will be the real asset of this force, a tough police force, which has done nothing to make the job a success. “Additional support will certainly give officers more time to focus on other communities. I’m sure he’ll be fine”. “The police department is proud to welcome HP Robocop as an official member of the police force,” said Police Chief Cosme Lozano.
When he pressed the robot’s emergency warning button, she hoped it would call the police for help. It didn’t. Instead, it tells him to get out of the way. “I was pushing the button but it said,” Get out of the way,” Guevara told NBC News. “It’s just ringing and ringing, and I’m pushing and shoving.” Another witness, Rudy Espericuta, told police on his phone the old physical path, with RoboCop driving his pre-programmed patrol route to occasionally stop people from talking about “keeping the park clean.” In the meanwhile, a woman involved in the fight was taken to an ambulance, having her head cut off at the time of the incident. Why not get some help from the robot, you may ask. Perhaps they have already introduced humans and are only interested in robot crime?
It turns out that the robot’s camera, which is capable of recording 360-degree high-definition video and streaming it live on a police phone, is not yet connected to the police, nor does it have the ability to read license plates and track cell phone usage in the area. Police Chief Cosme Lozano told NBC News that the robot is on a test basis, and will eventually be fully connected to the department’s dispatch center. But for now, if you look at the RoboCup, you can be sure that it doesn’t really do anything. It’s just the potters around LA, getting out of the way of crime- conscious citizens, and sometimes, at times, chatting to Elon Musk on Twitter. In one year, costs $60,000-$70,000.