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An inventor in Thailand has developed a gun-wielding robot that can be controlled via the Net to shoot trespassers.

The sharp-shooting robot was one of a number of machines unveiled yesterday at an exhibition hosted by the Thailand Research Fund.

Inventor, Professor Pitikhet Suraksa, told the Bangkok Post: "The robot is equipped with a camera and sensors that track movement and heat.

"It is armed with a pistol that can be programmed to shoot automatically or wait for a fire order delivered with a password from anywhere through the Internet," he said. ®

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