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Although it's a fairly obvious piece of machinery in the wild, it might be hard to tell what it does. This funny looking robot that looks more like a street lamp is actually a camera named Sky Cop. Examples of what it could be used for include monitoring and snapping photos from high-rise buildings down to the street level, parking lots, car dealerships and similar areas that might need additional surveillance.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.