Is this a real RoboCop?

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Is this a real RoboCop?

Post by Chuckt » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:23 pm

The Knightscope K5 - Autonomous Data Machine



Knightscope K5 Microsoft



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Microsoft turns to robotic security guards to watch for trou

Post by Chuckt » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:25 pm

Microsoft turns to robotic security guards to watch for trouble
The K5 robots don’t come with any weapons onboard—thankfully—but they use a suite of alarms, sirens, and cameras to monitor and patrol the grounds of Microsoft’s campus. If one spots trouble, it’ll either sound an alarm or dispatch a human security guard to its location.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2851393/ ... ouble.html

Here come the autonomous robot security guards: What could possibly go wrong?
Dubbed the K5, Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus was being policed last week by five of these roughly human-sized 300-pound (136 kg) robots, each equipped with enough cameras, sensors, artificial intelligence, and alarms that they can replace most human security patrols. Fortunately, despite looking like uncomfortably like a Dalek from the Doctor Who universe, the K5 is not (yet) equipped with a ray gun or any other method for harming or detaining humans.
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1943 ... y-go-wrong

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Re: Is this a real RoboCop?

Post by Chuckt » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:44 pm

Positive opinion
The K5 costs only $6.25 an hour and $36,000 a year. It can work over 24-hour period on a single charge.[20] Also, the K5 can effectively help prevent crimes in neighborhoods where there are not enough police forces.[21]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knightscope


http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014 ... nt-a-cops/

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