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On the FOSE floor: Gadgets galore and a frisky robot

Early impressions from the FOSE floor.

Turnout is good, with full array of bag-toting feds and other other visitors fanning across the show floor, examining products and viewing demonstrations of everything from document management software to optical scanners and military-grade IT gadgets and vehicles.

One hit on the floor is Sprockit, an upright, wheeled robot entertaining people outside the NetOptics booth. Sprockit, who actually is employed by Washington Talent, identifies people (via video cameras), answers questions and even attempts to charm the ladies. In answer to a question, he told a visitor that  his top speed was 17 mph, and was explaining that he usually doesn't go that fast indoors for fear of running into something when a man and woman approached from Sprockit's right. He abruptly turned and said, "That I wouldn't mind running into," and struck up a new conversation. He's also blinged out with beads, chains and a nice, retro analog watch.

Ben Bain reports on Bill Bratton's keynote speech here. The former top cop for Los Angeles, New York and Boston says local pole are behind the curve on cybersecurity and in fighting cyber crime.

Posted by Kevin McCaney on Mar 23, 2010 at 9:39 AM


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