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Brazil utilizes robots in 2014 World Cup

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FIFA 2014 World Cup

The Brazilian government will use robots to safeguard those attending the 2014 World Cup.

In line with this, Brazil signed a contract with the US-based company I-Robot for the acquisition of 30 new military robots that will be spread out in 12 cities that will serve as hosts for the World Cup.

The robots will be called “Packbots”, and are programmed to detect suspicious things at the World Cup event.

Packrobots were first deployed in Afghanistan in 2002. They helped in the clearing operations on bunkers, collapsed buildings, among others.

The combat robots are installed with the latest technology of Global positioning system, video image display, system monitoring, electronic compass and temperature sensors.

The deployment of the said robots has been set even before the FIFA 2014 World Cup has started.

The FIFA 2014 World Cup will be from June 12 to July 13, 2014.

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