Resistance is now futile. Meet the future of law enforcement in China.
Developed by the National Defense University, the 1.49-meter-tall, 78-kg “AnBot” was unveiled at the Chongqing Hi-Tech Fair last week. According to People’s Daily it “will play an important role in enhancing the country’s anti-terrorism and anti-riot measures.”
To combat terrorists and rioters intent on China’s destruction this Robocop will use an “electrical anti-riot device” that is activated via remote control.
If they try to flee from its cattle prod of justice, this little guy can also accelerate to a max speed of 18 km per hour. Though typically it will go on leisurely patrols at 1 km per hour for 8 hours before heading back to the station to recharge its batteries.
Additionally, its functions include: autonomous patrol, intelligent monitoring, emergency calls, auto recharging and it even has optional modules for environmental monitoring, biochemical detection and clearing explosives. Unfortunately, no mention of a module for stair-climbing.
While Anbot has been met with derision and mockery online, we know that while it may look unassuming, it could very well be one of the most ruthless killers in the galaxy. EXTERMINATE!
Heck it even has Edward Snowden worried:
Surely this will end well. https://t.co/2OIfcL3ZSv
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 26, 2016
Still, designers could have gone for something a little more intimating, perhaps by following this Henan art teacher’s design:
Or, if they want to go the other way, maybe they could get input from this Hong Kong amateur inventor:
Check out the Anbot in action below:
We just hope that it doesn’t get fired for its own incompetence, forcing it into a life of holding a tuhao’s bags while he goes on a shopping spree.
[Images via People’s Daily]