You’d think a police robot would always be ready to help those in need, but that wasn’t the case when Cogo Guebara tried to summon one’s help. She rushed over to press its emergency alert button after seeing a brawl break out nearby in Salt Lake Park, Los Angeles, but rather than alert actual police offers, HP RoboCop loudly said “Step out of the way,” and then continued to roll away playing an ‘intergalactic tune’, while pausing periodically to say ‘Please keep the park clean.’ Read more for two videos and additional information.
However, the HP RoboCop isn’t just a novelty item or for entertainment, as it’s equipped with a 360° HD live video streaming camera capable of reading 1,200 license plates per minute. It also features a two-way intercom and the ability to track mobile phone use in the vicinity. How much do one of these robots cost? Between $60,000 – $70,000 depending on what equipment you choose.
I was pushing the button but it said, ‘Step out of the way.’ It just kept ringing and ringing, and I kept pushing and pushing,” said Guebara.