Robot security guards

The University of Lincoln is working on a multi-million pound project to create robots which will learn how to interact and work in the real world and potentially work as security guards and carers.

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Meet Linda - the trainee security guard of the future

Linda the robot at the University of Lincoln Credit: ITV News Calendar

This is Linda. She is training to become a security guard. The robot is being developed at the University of Lincoln to patrol offices and other buildings looking for any items or people that are out of place. She can then be programmed to call a human security guard to check out the intruder.

Linda the robot patrolling an empty science lab Credit: ITV News Calendar

Scientists who are developing the software that enables Linda to 'learn' about her environment, including what people do in each room and when, say she will not replace traditional security guards. Instead she is designed to work alongside the human staff to make more detailed checks on rooms.

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