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Police Surveillance Droid by dangeruss Police Surveillance Droid by dangeruss
Dateline 2034 - San Francisco CA

The last of these now 10 year old SFPD surveillance droids are now being decommissioned. Purchased at enormous cost in 2024, these ineffective autonomous "streetwalkers" were supposed to decrease inner-city crime by roving the streets reporting activities and providing a police presence.

Criminals and mischief seekers found it was easy to defeat, topple and even blind them with a well tossed paint balloon. In theory the droids worked well in recording, identifying incidents and individuals and calling for the real police. In practice, they were a dismal failure. Their non-lethal sonic system for incapacitating criminals was indiscriminate, causing painful effects for anyone within 50 feet.

The public mistrusted the entire system after the 2029 window peeping / recording scandal that lead to the firing of police chief Huang Li.

Created with Autodesk Inventor, 3D Studio MAX, Vray, Photoshop.

Based on a sketch by Junji Okubo
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hexicateonline Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Says everything one can say about the ineffectiveness of the thing when a vandal has actually tagged the surveillance robot, presumably without the thing noticing.
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DarkAcreJack Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really great, love the backstory and overall tone.
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funcod Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Some inner pieces look brand-new. In particular the pneumatic cylinders are not greasy enough for decommissioned droids: way too shiny.
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That because the hydraulic seals continuously wipe it clean. Even filthy construction equipment (as long as it's being used) looks like that.
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funcod Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
It still leaves a residual film that would slightly darken the color (less reflective).
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acebird1234 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One heck of a serious robot. Run the police bot is coming!!!
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catacutan95 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Very imaginative! I love the backstory, it puts faith back in good old humanity in a humorously ironic way.
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cesium135 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Very nice ! i am a big fan of Okubo, and this rendering is really good.
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ramzakirk Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
interesante diseņo es muy bueno,el nivel de detalles es fabuloso.
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flaketom Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Absolutely great work!
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