Ariz. cops to get robots to help in dangerous situations

Three remotely controlled robots will conduct high-risk activities


Joyce Lobeck
The Sun

YUMA, Ariz. — Robotics is coming to the Yuma Police Department, and to Chief John Lekan it’s kind of like a Christmas present, one that will help keep his officers safe in potentially dangerous situations.

According to an agreement approved by the Yuma City Council Wednesday, YPD will receive $77,475 in federal money to purchase three remotely controlled robots to conduct high risk activities.

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