November 1, 2023

Co-Director Encourages Partnership Between Police, Communities Around Patrol Robots

USA Today

Co-Director Ryan Calo advises thoughtfulness when deploying law-enforcing robots in a piece in USA Today. The New York Police Department recently added a robot to its city patrols in a move that is a likely signal of what’s to come in policing. This move is both hailed as a safety measure and questioned for its potential to invade privacy. Calo advised careful consideration of needs, that bringing in robots isn’t “just done to keep up with the Joneses, with other departments or to look contemporary.”