The packbots are coming: Boosting security at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Katina Michael, M. G. Michael

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Abstract

High-tech robots called packbots [1] will be unleashed during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil to help boost security and examine suspicious objects [2]. The Brazilian government purportedly spent US$7.2 million to buy 30 military-grade robots from the designer iRobot that will police the stadiums throughout Brazil's 12 host cities during soccer matches [3].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages59-61
Number of pages3
Volume3
No3
Specialist publicationIEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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