Lethal sentinel robot unleashed in Thailand

Fully armed roboguard is developed by Thai experts

Thai scientists unveiled a sentry robot capable of shooting down enemies on command at a Bangkok robotics exhibition Thursday, reports the Bangkok Post.

The robot is equipped with cameras and motion sensors and can be programmed to shoot on sight or on receipt of a password sent over the Internet, according to its creators.

The Thailand Research Fund, which is headed up by scientists from the King Mongkut Institute of Technology says the robot was developed from a less fearsome unarmed predessor called "telerobot", built in Australia.

One of the robot's creators, assistant professor Pitikhet Suraksa, told the Bangkok Post he hopes that the robot could be used to guard important places like museums.

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