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Chinese scientists have developed China's first security robot/automated skirt looker-upper. Weighing in at 125 pounds, this 55x75cm miniature car houses a wide angle camera that can tilt/pan/zoom for extended angles of viewing. It uses ultrasonic (sonar?) technology to navigate obstacles and transmits detected hazards like fire back to a controller.

We are a little confused as to just how automated the robot functions, but assume that through sound and vision the camera can actually detect when a fire is present. We just want to drive it around like a little Shriner car.

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Security Robot [xinhua]