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German robocops to police next World Cup?

German OFRO robot cop

Potential terrorist attacks got you down? No problem — just call in the OFRO robot to handle the unpleasant task of sniffing out atomic, biological and chemical weapons. Developed by Robowatch Technologies in Berlin, the almost four-foot tall robot uses a thermal camera and sensors to smell the terror in the air and sound an alarm. The beefy OFRO can cover 10,000 square meters at a 3.1 mile per hour clip, navigating its own way through crowds and wirelessly transmitting data to a central location. Security officials are contemplating using the robot to scare the crap out of soccer fans keep watch during the next World Cup, to be held in Germany.

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