Riot Control Robot Unveiled in China Looks Ominously Like a 'Doctor Who' Dalek, May In Fact Be One

“China's first intelligent security robot debuts in Chongqing,” reads the headline in the Chinese Communist Party official newspaper People's Daily. The riot control robot has a name, “AnBot,” and it's freaking everyone out even more than your regular garden variety riot control robots because the damn thing looks like a Dalek from Doctor Who. And nothing good comes from a Dalek. Read the rest

The Daleks are here! Automated surveillance at an affordable price

This in via Tech Crunch, so take it with a grain of salt, but it appears proto-Dalek's are going to be patrolling our malls.

I wonder if Knightscope's parent company is Wilton Knight's Knight Industries? Read the rest

Giant straw Dalek

Snugbury's, an ice-cream shop in Cheshire, England, has erected a 35' tall, six tonne straw dalek. It moves its gun turret and plays audio. They're also selling "daLick" cones with proceeds to Cancer Research UK. Apparently, this got through the local council without any straw-dalek arguments. Read the rest