Knightscope K5 Robot

Knightscope K5 robot security guard, human-size robot is meant to serve in jobs like monitoring corporate or college campuses, shopping malls, schools and more.

Knightscope K5 Robot uses cameras, navigation equipment, sensors, electric motors,  a big rechargeable battery and a computer. Hes four high-definition cameras, four microphones, a license-plate recognition camera and a weather sensor.

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Knightscope K5 Robot uses Wi-Fi to communicate with each other and with people, who remotely monitor its cameras and other sources of data.

Imagine a friend that can see, hear, feel and smell that would tirelessly watch over your corporate campus or neighborhood, keep your loved ones safe and put a smile on everyone passing by. Imagine if we could utilize technology to make our communities stronger and safer…..together.

If an alert is pushed, the K5 machine will turn on all of its sensors to not only allow the entire community to review the data, but to contribute important real-time information. Our approach alleviates any privacy concerns, engages the community on a social level to effectively crowdsource security, and provides an important feedback loop to the prediction engine.

Knightscope cofounder Stacy Stephens, said:

“This takes away the monotonous and sometimes dangerous work, and leaves the strategic work to law enforcement or private security, depending on the application.”

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via Engadget

sources MIT Technology Review, Knightscope