The Honolulu police demonstrate a robotic dog. Police departments say the canine bots are used like drones or other robots to keep humans safe. Photo: AP/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher The Honolulu police demonstrate a robotic dog. Police departments say the canine bots are used like drones or other robots to keep humans safe. Photo: AP/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
The Honolulu police demonstrate a robotic dog. Police departments say the canine bots are used like drones or other robots to keep humans safe. Photo: AP/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
Robotics

New York, the Netherlands, now Hawaii: robot police dogs have been deployed to help keep people safe, but will they abuse human rights?

  • Police officials say the canine robots are tools like drones, used to scan dangerous areas and keep humans out of harm’s way
  • However, activists say the police are buying them without considering issues of civil liberties or safeguarding against aggressive use

Topic |   Robotics
The Honolulu police demonstrate a robotic dog. Police departments say the canine bots are used like drones or other robots to keep humans safe. Photo: AP/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher The Honolulu police demonstrate a robotic dog. Police departments say the canine bots are used like drones or other robots to keep humans safe. Photo: AP/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
The Honolulu police demonstrate a robotic dog. Police departments say the canine bots are used like drones or other robots to keep humans safe. Photo: AP/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
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