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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?
Interactive digital billboard signs with cameras that are able to detect gender and age of people who walk by. The digital signage screens then displays advertising messages customized to the target person.
TMN, one of Portugal’s major telecommunications companies, has launched an online platform for potential entrepreneurs and business partners to connect with each other. Named “Projetor”, people can submit ideas and projects which can then be financially supported or provide assistance in solving issues allowing businesses take the next step.