Friday, January 10, 2014

Future of Robotic Security: The Knightscope K5 (video)

It may not be heavy duty like ED-209 from RoboCop, but the R2-D2 looking Knightscope is one of the first steps into our future of robotic security... 
check it out below: 

"We are a security company, this is Security 3.0," says William Santana Li (CEO of Knightscope). "This isn't about waking up and deciding to make a robot, this was about waking up and seeing an industry that has dangerous, repetitive, mundane work and has not changed its methodology on the front lines since it started, it's time for a change."
There are about 1.3 million security guards in the US and more than 20 million private security guards and law enforcement officials globally. Li's macro thesis is that with the world population expected to reach 8 billion by 2024, the law enforcement apparatus won't scale. "We can't continue this way. There's much more intelligent technology for people who are putting themselves in harms way for minimum wage. There is technology that can help them do their jobs more effectively and safely," says Li. 

via forbes

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