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HOW-TO: Transform your mini PC into a police robot

Kuro box police robot

Don't get too excited, as this one isn't a play-by-play instructional. Rather it's a tip o' the hat to our ever-more fantastically robotic pals in the land of the rising sun. A bunch of young Japanese geeks (a herd? a swarm? a gaggle? Do we have an official collective noun for this?) have put together this most excellent "police robot" out of a Kuro box, 32 feet from the crab-bot, a webcam, two torch lights and some rechargeable batteries. The result is the above rather formidable autonomous, programmable bot. Good job, kids — we sure as hell wouldn't want to meet this thing in a dark alley.

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