Inventor designs a tablet with an 'extendable robotic arm' that could make traffic stops safer

Mail Online | 9/30/2018 | James Gordon For
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A California inventor has come up with a way to help make traffic stops safer for both police officers and motorists.

Reuben Brewer, a Senior Robotics Research Engineer at SRI International's Applied Technologies and Science Department, came up with the simple idea in his garage.

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It sees a police officer use a robotic arm and camera which is sent directly to the driver's door after they've been pulled over, while both parties remain in their vehicles throughout.

Everything is routine until the police officer pulls over the vehicle they wish to stop.

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Upon halting the car, the officer's patrol vehicle extends a robotic arm, which uses wheels to run along the ground, until it reaches the drivers-side window.

Out pops a screen and camera upon which the driver can view the officer sitting safely in their patrol car and vice versa.

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The cop is able to request the usual license and registration documents which are then scanned or photographed by the robot.

The driver and officer...
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