Robots Help Patrol The US-Mexican Border For Drug Smugglers [Headlines]

Robots Help Patrol The US-Mexican Border For Drug Smugglers [Headlines]

The latest technology is helping Border Guards investigate the drug tunnels through which the illegal product is moved.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 21 december 2011

Now that robots have proven they can clear IEDs, tour the then-radioactive Fukushima nuclear power plant, and observe endangered tortoises, the next natural step for these overachievers is investigating dangerous drug tunnels. Wired has a nifty report on how camera-equipped robots are helping out the folks over at San Diego’s Border Tunnel Task Force–a group made up of the San Diego Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection and the Drug Enforcement Agency–explore complex and perhaps dangerous drug-smuggling tunnels. The Atlantic Wire

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