“AnBot” is being developed by the National University of Defence Technology in Changsha, Hunan province. A prototype was unveiled at an expo in Chongqing last month. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Meet China’s RoboCop: the robot police officer who doesn’t tire – or second-guess commands

Defence researchers have developed AnBot, a robot that can seize suspects and deliver shocks, but a human-rights watcher has expressed concern over potential government abuse

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“AnBot” is being developed by the National University of Defence Technology in Changsha, Hunan province. A prototype was unveiled at an expo in Chongqing last month. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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