UK police could be using remote weapons scanner in a few years

RobocopHere is some more movie-magic made real by today’s science. UK University researchers funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and supported by London’s Metropolitan Police have come up with a weapons scanner that picks up concealed guns & knives without needing to be close to the subject.

The scanner works using electromagnetic waves and neural net technology to determine whether it’s a weapon or some other non-dangerous object. It also does not produce an image of the subject’s body.

The scanner could be put into use as soon as the next 2 years.

Press release.