FAST FIVE: The Future Is Here: Watch Robot Cop Pull Over Driver And Issue Ticket
Engineer Reuben Brewer and SRI International, a nonprofit scientific research institute based in California, developed a police robot for traffic stops.
“The difference is that those interactions (however unequal they may be) shouldn't result in anyone getting hurt or killed.” The robot has been shown to several police departments and received an underwhelming response, Brewer said.
Police officers across the country make more than 50,000 traffic stops per day, according to The Stanford Open Policing Project.
Brewer said he's working on securing a pilot test for GoBetween with a police department.
“I'd love to have a police department test my prototype during actual traffic stops so that we can learn what its real-life limitations are,” he added.