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The Packbots Are Coming: Boosting security at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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2 Author(s)
Michael, K. ; Sch. of Inf. Syst. & Technol., Univ. of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia ; Michael, M.G.

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].

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Consumer Electronics Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

July 2014

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