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    Skid steer modified into riot control vehicle

    The Bozena Riot, a skid steer cleverly modified into a riot control vehicle. GIF plus pics and video below, and a link to download the brochure, in case you're in the market for one.



    This corralling type of riot control is called "kettling". It's sometimes a bit controversial, but, among limited options, it's often a decent strategy for containing protests that turn violent. Usually it involves a combination of mesh snow fencing, plus a tightly-formed line of police carrying shields and walking back a crowd while rioters throw rocks and glass bottles at them.

    This next photo reminds me of walking through a doorway while trying to prevent a couple of dogs from escaping.



    Remotely-operated, with armored video cameras up front.






    Great GIF of it in action. There are a lot of viral videos of "peaceful" protests gone awry on the web these days. I'd love to see this beauty make an appearance in one of them.




    5-minute video:


    Download brochure: http://www.bozena.eu/common/file.php?file=99

    More: BOZENA Riot - security system - Bozena

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    Skid steer stuntman
    Self-loading Bobcat GIF

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    I'd love to see what that guy who can log-roll on a Bobcat could do with that thing.
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    Ah, good one! Then everyone might be forced to return to protesting peacefully like the Constitution intended.

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    I think the tank with the mine clearing chain flails would be far more effective for crowd control.

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    A better idea might be to find out why the crowd is protesting to start with, and resolve that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old kodger View Post
    A better idea might be to find out why the crowd is protesting to start with, and resolve that.
    Problely because George Soros is paying them too!

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    Looks like they are preparing for the zombie apocalypse. OH wait a minute that is what most riots are mindless throngs of brain dead individuals spurred into action by 1 person against the agenda or actions of another . Far too often the only way to control these mobs is to deploy task force made up often times of the equally mindless who at any given moment may suffer a complete and total disciplinary collapse, at which time the only difference between the 2 mobs is 1 has been trained and equipped.
    Who's to say which is right or wrong. History has shown that all too often that might is not always right. Power can corrupt and absolute power can corrupt absolutely
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    There's no pretty way to break up a protest gone bad. This machine is interesting because it's essentially (though not entirely) a portable and flexibly-deployable wall, which can serve to non-violently contain violent protests. It's also a very creative use of a skid steer.

    The cutting edge of roboticized law enforcement is fascinating, though obviously controversial and occasionally disturbing. Some more examples:

    Anbot, a new Chinese robotic policeman.



    Anbot weights 165 pounds, stands at 4ft 9, and can reach 11 miles per hour. It can also perform face recognition. It's been deployed as the first working robot at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport.

    Watch out! Anbot has its own taser!





    There's a similar model available from Knightscope, an American company founded in 2013 in response to the Boston Marathon and Sandy Hook tragedies. Knightscope manufactures robots that "provide a commanding but friendly physical security presence".

    Here's Knightscope's robot keeping a watchful eye over humans engaging in public recreation:






    If you prefer corrections-style robotic police, here's a South Korean robotic prison guard:






    Both the Chinese Anbot and Knightscope's friendly little fellow don't really look very imposing. It's like the first sentence in the design specification was: "Don't make it look like RoboCop!" It's extremely clear that these bots are heavily marketed as friendly, helpful, non-violent, bringers of peace in society.

    However, if you think Anbot and Knightscope's robot look like R2D2's happy-go-lucky but intellectually-challenged cousin, you might prefer TeleBot. Telebot is more of a tele-presence bot, designed to be remotely controlled by a police officer. Telebot doesn't look like such a friendly fella, but it's cleverly marketed as a solution for disabled police officers.




    Come here and give 'ol Telebot a hug!





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    Looks like this concept has been worked on by Kalashnikov Concern. Yes, that Kalashnikov; they're Russia's largest arms manufacturer. The other "Rostekh State Corporation" marking on the photos refers to the Rostec Corporation, a special kind of Russian federally-funded corporation.

    Similar mobile deployable wall concept, but this one is backed by a much beefier vehicle. Also of note is the area at the base of the wall. The skid steer version just has a rubber bottom, like a door sweep. This new one has wheels at the bottom, and about 1 foot of chain. This is similar to the chain skirts we saw on some of the Homemade ISIS fighting vehicles.











    Would love to see a video of this one deploying its wall.

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    Ever noticed how the shapes of all military vehicles through out history regardless of the country of origin are similar per the era of manufacture.
    My theory on this is my enemy today may be my Ali tomorrow and my Ali today may be my enemy tomorrow so to save confusion lets just make everyone's vehicles look similar enough in form and function that no one has to change when the flags are swapped around, or as a means to keep a constant state of confusion at a heightened state so accidental friendly fire can be explained away.


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