Remember Robocop and how amazing he/it was? The technology from that moving was far beyond its time. One of Robocop’s favourite technological feature was that fact that his helmet had built in augmented reality, artificial intelligence and facial recognition that was capable of identifying potential criminals faces and providing feedback on any previous criminal activities of the individual. Amazing technology even it was in a fiction movie but the idea must have sparked a bunch of engineers and computer scientist to one day build RoboCop.

With the recent emergence of wearables, robotics and artificial intelligence we might not be too far away. The Chinese police department is working with wearables for surveillance operations. There are many technical challenges such as human factors, robustness, trust and accuracy but it is a step in the right direction.

BrighterSight would love to get a pair of these glasses to do a review of the technology.

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