It was rolling across the green fields in the fresh morning air as the morning joggers were trying to kick-start their digestive juices. It was the newest gizmo in town and almost everyone in the park did a double take, blessed as it was with a unique shape, attractive colours and an undulating gait.
Yes, it was the Egg-o-Cop, an egg shaped robot cop, recently deployed by the US Police and given comparatively undemanding duty. And why not? It wasn’t anything like it’s famous namesake protagonist in the movie, ‘RoboCop’, which did excellent business in India.
Why Egg-o-Cop? It was, thanks to its cute egg like shape, that it got christened so.
And what was it doing in a park, you might ask. Well, the US Police gave it the all important task of generally keeping watch on the activities in the park. Not nosing around or poking it’s non-existent nose in people’s affairs but to act as the eyes and ears of the real Cops sitting many miles away in their headquarters, watching screens from across the city.
The Egg-o-Cop is equipped with a 360 degree vision which allows it to give live-feed back to the Department. And… and nothing else! Yes, it serves no other purpose than to be a remote traveling camera for the Cops… atleast not in three immediate future.
It is meant for patrolling and greeting people with a “Good day to you”.