Inmates at a prison in South Korea will probably think twice about trying to escape after robots join guard duty on the cell block.
Beginning next March, three guard robots will be on alert for dangerous behavior at the prison in Pohang, according to a Yonhap News report.
The 1 billion won ($864,000) project is being organized by Korea's Ministry of Knowledge Economy. The robots will mainly patrol at night and serve as telepresence droids for remote human guards.
The 5-foot-tall robot, which sports four wheels and the ability to speak, is under development by the Asian Forum … Read more