Robot designed to protect schools

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Day Care & Education, Gadgets

A Korean company is planning to begin the first real life test of a guard robot for schools next week. The robot will be patrolling a middle school in Southern Seoul on a trial basis. Called OFRO, the robot moves at a maximum speed of 5kph and is expected to guard the school around the clock. According to the manufacturer, this will be the first time a robot has been tasked with protecting an educational institution.

I'm all in favor of technology in general and robots in particular, but protecting a school doesn't seem to me to be all that practical a use of one. Still, that's why they're doing the test, I guess. What do you think -- is a robot guardian a good idea to prevent violence and such? Or would the money be better spent elsewhere?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.