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Old 01-19-2020, 02:18 PM
 
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With all the hysteria about robots replacing humans, police officer jobs are very much safe for a long time. I'm wondering what moron thought it a good idea to lease these robots, which actually cost the same amount per year to lease as a police officer's salary.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/police-ro...140700506.html

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Police robots are now a reality in some corners of the world — but we're still a far cry from high-octane RoboCops patrolling the streets.

As some police departments and private companies have begun to experiment with security robots built for surveillance, the robots have repeatedly hit obstacles (or, in some cases, fallen into them).
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE9Y1vtU0AAAjHx.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFGcSVhWsAAwxXX.jpg

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Old 01-19-2020, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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The little memorial with the box of tissues is very touching. It is in robot heaven and I have wonder if it we be resurrected from the dead?

PS I have to wonder if it was trying to retrieve a stolen coin from the fountain?
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:57 PM
 
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:48 PM
 
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This is what happens when software companies cheap out on QA.

Robots who fall into water.
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Have you guys seen the old PCs from the 80s and 90s compared to the smart devices now? It's night and day. That's what happens with technology, it evolves. Have police officers evolved since the 80s? But don't worry, I'm sure your job is safe from automation...
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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In the first picture the expressions and body posture of the women are worth a 1000 words!

PS For the one man on the recovery team he has two more steps to go; will his boots be high enough?
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:17 PM
 
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Have you guys seen the old PCs from the 80s and 90s compared to the smart devices now? It's night and day. That's what happens with technology, it evolves. Have police officers evolved since the 80s? But don't worry, I'm sure your job is safe from automation...
Dehumanizing philosophy. Check.
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Old 01-22-2020, 03:22 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Dehumanizing philosophy. Check.
Actually, I'm questioning the OP's assertion that while many jobs have been automated, policing is untouchable based on the primitive state of a specific robotic mall cop. Years ago, automated driving would be inconceivable but look at where we are today. I'm sure not every aspect of police work can be automated but I also can't come up with any specific technical barriers why technology can't be improved to the state where some of it can.
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Old Yesterday, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Nashville
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I couldn't help myself.. Just brought back memories of this scene from Robocop 2


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2D3hOitDwY
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Old Today, 07:32 PM
 
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Actually, I'm questioning the OP's assertion that while many jobs have been automated, policing is untouchable based on the primitive state of a specific robotic mall cop. Years ago, automated driving would be inconceivable but look at where we are today. I'm sure not every aspect of police work can be automated but I also can't come up with any specific technical barriers why technology can't be improved to the state where some of it can.
No work is untouchable. All occupations, all jobs have the potential to be automated. Some sooner, others later.
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