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Ohio city buying robot for use by local law enforcement
Akron Beacon Journal
The newest addition to the Akron Police Department weighs 23 pounds, is just over 2 feet long and can be thrown through windows.The department is hoping this new “robocop” will help save lives.
Akron is buying a tactical robot that will be used by law-enforcement agencies in Summit County, though it will be maintained by the Akron Police Department’s SWAT team.
Akron City Council on Monday approved the $11,445 purchase, which will be made with funds from a Summit County Emergency Management Agency grant. The city is buying the robot from RoboteX, a Palo Alto, Calif., company.