Is it me, or is there some sort of work being done to push the robot agenda across more people? Knightscope, a company that is based in Mountain View, California, has been hard at work to design, build and test a sentry robot that they have dubbed the K5 since 2013. So far, their efforts have seen seven units roll off the production line, and Knightscope has plans to deploy a quartet of them before the year is over, although they have declined to name the company as at press time.
The K5 sentry robots were specially designed in order to detect anomalous behavior, including having someone walk through a building when it is at night, and it is capable of making reports of such to a remote security center. Knightscope cofounder and vice president of sales and marketing 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.”
The K5 will come equipped with a slew of cameras, sensors, navigation equipment, and electric motors which have been carefully crammed into its body, where there is also a huge rechargeable battery and computer housed within. A quartet of HD cameras located on all sides will help it keep a keen eye out, accompanied by a license-plate recognition camera, four microphones, and a weather sensor.