mcpd acquiring robot

Thursday, February 22, 2018 08:21 AM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

A robot will soon be wearing a police to Michigan City...

This week...the city council gave final approval to purchasing one for about

26 thousand dollars.

The idea is sending in a robot to try and resolve extremely dangerous

situations first....

The robot will send live video to officers...who can also speak through the robot to

try and diffuse a situation.

Police say the live video will help map out a strategy for capturing a suspect.

Unlike some robots...this one will not be armed or carry explosives......