Autonomous robotic security guards may be headed out into the streets
Seeking a significant amount of funding on WeFunder, Knightscope is developing a new type of crime-detection robot that could help police departments by using predictive algorithms to determine where crime will occur. Called the K5 Autonomous Data Machine, the robot is being built on the Segway robotics platform, sits tall at 5-feet high and weighs in at approximately 300 pounds.
It comes equipped with an array of high-tech gear such as night vision cameras with built-in thermal imaging technology, panoramic cameras for 360-degree high definition video recording, high-fidelity microphones to capture audio as well as infrared, radar, ultrasonic and air quality sensors. Of course, the robots won't be armed with any form of weaponry in order to physically prevent crime. In addition, anyone that attempts to tamper with the robots will be caught on video immediately and prosecuted once caught.
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