Surveillance robot chases late workers

Surveillance robot chases late workers

Postby Markus Waibel on 18 Jul 2008, 08:22

A new surveillance robot will patrol the offices of a Japanese company with the task of chasing late-working employees from their desks. The robot's release coincides with last week's ruling on the recent tragic over-work death of a senior car engineer. With some luck the robot will not just address Japan's problem with "karoshi", as the sudden death from overwork is called, but also provide some relief from workplace stress far too common all over the world.
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Re: Surveillance robot chases late workers

Postby Bender on 18 Jul 2008, 14:44

I would hate this robot in my office... But a cool thing could be to hack it and shift it's internal clock by a few hours :-)
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Re: Surveillance robot chases late workers

Postby Johnny 5 on 23 Jul 2008, 18:40

Seems this surveillance bot and Marvin are not the only robots out there patrolling offices.

Electric Pig reports on another security bot:

Security bot Reborg-Q has been patrolling the shopping centres of Japan for a couple of months now, able to monitor the presence of unauthorized access and report this as well as water leaks or fires back to its human masters at a fraction of the cost involved in employing human security staff.
The machine has upon its chest a touch-screen interface adding a human element to its metal hulk where visitors can get information about weather, the time and even missing kids with interesting functionality being continually developed to add to its skills.


The bot can apparently also talk to lifts and hence move around different floors.
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