Students at Northern Kentucky University are seeing a classroom project come to life.
Over the past few years, students have been building a remote control "robot" for the Newport Police Department. The first version of the "SWAT bot" is now done.
The basic purpose of the robot is to go into dangerous situations so officers don't have to, according to Lt. Paul Kunkel. A robot like this can save officers' lives.
"We can get as close as we want without putting an officer in jeopardy or in danger," he said.