Fancy an accelerometer-equipped skirt?
acab, twitter link
here's a thread on disabling the new police robo-dogs
twitter thread re: NYPD cop robot weaknesses
The most important takeaway here is that there is a handle underneath the robot, slightly forward of center, that one pulls to release the battery pack. A robot with no batteries isn't a functional robot, so be sure to move away as soon as you feel the catch release and the battery drop free.
Secondarily, *do not under any circumstances grab the robot by the joints.* It *will* break, if not outright *amputate,* fingers that are caught in its moving parts.
Third, all of its sensing systems are optical and spray paint is cheap and unregulated. (don't buy spray paint just to do crimes with it, kids.)
And finally, from further in the thread: "There is, of course, military versions in the works that probably get rid of most of these vulnerabilities but police departments are buying the civilian ones just cause they can."
"What drives you?"
"Rechargeable batteries," the robot said.
"No, what motivates you?"
"Oh. Curiosity, compassion, and spite."
"I added the last one when my designers said I would only need the first two."
"It helps me better analyse my impulses."
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