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    Security robot chases away drug dealers, built by bar owner!

    This is AWESOME. Rufus Terill built a security robot to chase criminals away from his bar!!! I LOVE seeing real world uses for robotics and this is one of them. I would have paid a million bucks to see the look on the faces of the drug dealers when a freaking robot rolled up and told them to get the F&@$ out of there and started spraying them with water. They must have been absolutely dumbfounded.

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    I sent Rufus an invite to come post about his robot here. Hopefully he will swing by and say hello. Found via Robots.net.

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    Re: Security robot chases away drug dealers, built by bar owner!

    That's awesome!

    He teleoperates it from a distance or is it autonomous? I hope he is in a safe place...

    He might have to replace the squirt gun for a can of pepperspray.

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    Re: Security robot chases away drug dealers, built by bar owner!

    teleoperates from the bar and all the locals hang out and enjoy the entertainment as well.

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    Re: Security robot chases away drug dealers, built by bar owner!

    Quote Originally Posted by MYKL View Post
    That's awesome!

    He teleoperates it from a distance or is it autonomous? I hope he is in a safe place...

    He might have to replace the squirt gun for a can of pepperspray.

    ^_^

    Eh, hes already running the risk of assault charges with just the squirt gun... pepper spray would really get him in trouble.

    Cool little bot though, would definitely be safer if he could operate it from inside though. I thought it had a camera?

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    Re: Security robot chases away drug dealers, built by bar owner!

    Like i said in a earler post Robot Law is the next big thing.

    Here we have a Human using a robot to defend his property.

    So the First law of robotics was already broken.

    A robot cannot harm a Human. ( Even though it was only water)

    Can he use force even though he's teleoperating this robot?

    What happens if he uses a stun gun to stop the intruder until the police arrive.

    He's in no danger of harm but is he still allowed to stop someone from tresspassing with his robot?

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    Re: Security robot chases away drug dealers, built by bar owner!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyberius View Post
    Eh, hes already running the risk of assault charges with just the squirt gun... pepper spray would really get him in trouble.

    Cool little bot though, would definitely be safer if he could operate it from inside though. I thought it had a camera?
    Yeah, but you gotta have mad respect for the guy. I'm so tired of people cowing under the threat of a frivolous lawsuit. He's got balls and I commend him for it.

    The bot has a camera and I imagine they are watching it on the bar TV while they operate it. That was a major point to confront the thugs remotely while safe.

    You know what will happen next, the drug dealers will build dealer bots or dealer protector bots and start a new bot war of sorts. LOL.

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    Re: Security robot chases away drug dealers, built by bar owner!

    Quote Originally Posted by jdolecki View Post
    So the First law of robotics was already broken.
    A robot cannot harm a Human. ( Even though it was only water)
    What law? It's a line from a fictional book, is my point. It's not a law or rule anyone is following. The military has been working on robotic bombers and sentry guns for years.

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    Re: Security robot chases away drug dealers, built by bar owner!

    Excellent point.

    Also, The robot was not in control of its actions. The only thing it was 'concious' of was makeing the little motors turn when ever the comand(s) were given. So technically the robot did not have a direct part in choosing whether to attack or not.
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    Re: Security robot chases away drug dealers, built by bar owner!

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Yeah, but you gotta have mad respect for the guy. I'm so tired of people cowing under the threat of a frivolous lawsuit. He's got balls and I commend him for it.

    The bot has a camera and I imagine they are watching it on the bar TV while they operate it. That was a major point to confront the thugs remotely while safe.

    You know what will happen next, the drug dealers will build dealer bots or dealer protector bots and start a new bot war of sorts. LOL.
    Oh no, I agree. Don't get me wrong, I think this thing is awesome. I just hope he doesn't get in trouble for using it, because by and large, people are pussies. Though, I can't imagine a drug dealer/thieve is going to report him...

    "Ya I'd like to file a complaint against this robot, I was trying to sell crack on the street corner and I got squirted with WATER by a robot telling me to get lost!"

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    Re: Security robot chases away drug dealers, built by bar owner!

    What sucks is that one of them could get the idea in their head and go there not selling drugs and pretend to be then get sprayed and try to start a lawsuit. I can totally see it being tried, but I can also see a court rolling their eyes once they hear the back story and throw the case out and tell the guy to stay off private property and stop loitering on street corners in a known drug selling area. I would like to think that the cops and courts would have this business owners back.

    And now I'm building a spray bot to keep Jenny, Alex, and Dave busy or just for fun.

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