TeleBot a real-life version of RoboCop

Posted: February 17, 2014 at 2:17 a.m.

Student Jamie Danow, right, 28, looks on as Irvin Cardenas, second from right, 22, controls a TeleBot, which combines telepresence and robotics, with sensors placed around his body, during a demonstration at Florida International University, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 in Miami. A group of students at FIU's Discovery Lab is testing their version of a RoboCop that will allow disabled police and military personnel to serve as patrol officers. Danow, who lost his right arm in a motorcycle accident in 2006 and can no longer bend his left elbow, is in charge of developing the user interface for people missing their upper extremities. "This is perfect for me," Danow explained he felt before joining the team. "I never could have imagined I would have this opportunity. Things happen sometimes maybe for a reason and you don't realize that." (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI — Students and researchers at Florida International University in Miami took part in a demonstration to show a prototype of their version of a RoboCop that will allow disabled police and military personnel get back into the workforce, school officials said.

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