With the success of the recent remake of the movie Robocop, the Osaka Police Department was inspired by the film, which prompted them to sign a familiar-looking robot to be assigned on public trains. Praising their new recruit, the police department’s official website says, “Robocop is a hammer of justice to molesters threatening women.”
Collaborating with West Japan Railway Company (JR West) for this public service announcement, the police say they have developed the robot, which they described as “a man posing as a cyborg crime-fighter.” While people who would see Robocop in action might be reminded of the movie, the authorities hope that the new addition to their staff would be helpful in protecting female commuters. The police would use the robot to prevent perverts from groping women who ride the trains.
The Osaka police Robocop was also given the right to arrest those who would be found breaking the law. It is programmed to warn travelers not to forget their belongings on the train as they get out. Perhaps, another task of Robocop that would be useful to the railway staff is reminding drivers to keep their possessions out of plain sight when left in cars. Part of a public service campaign by the Osaka police, a promotional film showing Robocop along with a description of the robot’s duties can be found on the force’s website.
[via Mirror News]