Wisconsin police department to work with wireless robot

"Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening."

While this may not be as dramatic as Robocop, the Waukesha (Wisconsin) Police Department are in the process of implementing a wireless robot in certain tactical situations.

The department has been working with students from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) in developing a robot designed to function with both cellular and WiFi technologies and embedded with video capabilities, a Taser, and two-way communications.

It certainly needs some work in order to meet expectations, but in situations such as search and recovery, this wireless robot might be a useful tool for emergency responders everywhere in the not-too-distant future.

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