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Robocops in jail
The Korean government is testing robots that will act as security guards in correctional facilities. The robots’ duties include general video surveillance and to warn staff in case inmates attempt suicide.
Why it matters
Introducing robots into the security sector will cut down costs and the risk of violence for jail staff. Leading mechatronic (robot building) brands seem to have a promising future, yet the question is how to cope with consumers justified fear of such ‘products’. Will a friendly robot design and PR campaign be enough?
Not something normally associated with headhunting, Wanted Selección is a Spanish HR company which uses authenticity in its approach. Using ‘homemade’ cookies, the recruitment firm write positive and affirming messages on their cookies such as sharing ’10 tips to be happy at work’. They created an unusual corporate video to help spread the message ‘be happy at work’, approaching the concept of job hunting in a more positive and quirky way.
“E-cat” is an invention by Italian engineer Andrea Rossi. It’s a device that produces a nuclear reaction, releasing a large amount of energy without any radioactive waste.