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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, '14, 9:29 am 
While I'm sure you can point to any number of video games, TV shows, movies, books, etc. which feature stout, "trashbin"-style intrusion detection robots, it pleases me greatly that the Microsoft campus in Mountain View, CA is now using REAL whistlers! You remember these fellows from our favorite games, right?

Here are the tracer/whistle/informer from PSII:
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The whistle (now called the whistler) and tracer reappeared in PSIV:
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And here's the real deal (called "Knightscope K5", very sci-fi), with a sleek 21st century design.
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Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately), the real robots do not zap intruders.


Last edited by Tanith on Mon Nov 24, '14, 9:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, '14, 1:37 pm 
That is just awesome. It's finally beginning to feel like the future a bit.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, '14, 8:13 pm 
That's scary.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, '14, 7:51 am 
I'd like to see more of them. I don't know about their cost vs. hiring living, breathing security guards, but I'm intrigued with the idea of taking out the human factor/human bias in law enforcement. I think they could very well save lives (you can't "kill" these robots, and so far, they can't kill you *shifty eyes*), but I'm thinking too far ahead.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 1, '17, 4:52 pm 
The "whistler" robot from Moicrosoft seems really to be like our hatred whistler monsters in Phantasy Star 2 !


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