12 May 2009

The Robots are Coming, The Robots are Coming

The Week of the Police Robots

Abandoned objects rarely get stolen in Israel. People lay them out where others can see the, or leave a note. Once I even saw a lost key hung on a nail on a tree.  But if an abandoned item is large, like the unfortunate six-year-old’s backpack left at the bus stop on the first day of school, the police throw the object into the nearest pit and explode it.

Last Thursday, I noticed  a line of traffic all the way down the street. I looked out the front and saw a police van.  A small robot stood nearby, and after a few minutes it began rolling toward the intersection. Just before the video below begins, the police warned people to step back from their windows.  

Drop in to Mom.in.Israel and see the videos of these robots; and don't miss the 'watermelon horse'.


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