Police Robots a Routine Safety Measure

Despite large economic deficits, Rio de Janeiro’s bomb squad unit trumps similar units in South America.  Read on for more on how debt-stricken Rio has managed to build such an advanced defense system and why its routine use has sparked public outrage and ethical concerns.

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Rio de Janeiro’s police robot removes and detonates unexploded grenades that drug traffickers leave behind in their battles with the police and rival gangs.