In a bit of a step down after serving as a security guard at last year's World Cup
, the German-designed ORFO
robot is now being put on what amounts to chaperon duty at a middle school in South Korea as part of a trial project, which could eventually see the robots keeping an eye on students across the country. As at the World Cup, the robot packs a camera and microphone to monitor its surroundings, and can either be manually controlled or programmed to follow a specific route using its built-in GPS. Unlike some other security bots
, however, ORFO isn't able to directly intervene in problematic situations itself, with it only able to issue a warning that a human security guard is on the way.
[Via The Register