The image atop isn’t what we intended to begin this informative narrative with, but the secrecy maintained by the departments developing the Robocop type arms detector leaves us no choice. The detector would make things easier for the officers who are under the constant threat of an unannounced attack as they are not able to detect weaponry on time. Thanks to this scanner, the policemen could now have an idea of the kind of weapon a suspect possess from a safe distance and hence parry an emergency protocol. This scanner uses microwaves to pickup reflections from a concealed weapon. It also employs a neural network technology that replicates the human problem solving process to make diagnoses, thereby identifying a weapon subtly from an everyday item.
I know the Robocop coming in 2010 (supposedly) will be bestowed with even better weaponry, but for the real world cops, even the scanner developed by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office Scientific Development Branch is a big enough blessing. We expect to see them being thoroughly used in a couple of years time as the current tests have been very promising. The rest is all a ‘secret’.