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...the company is shooting to have the K5 fully deployed by 2015 on a machine-as-a-service business model, meaning clients would pay by the hour for a monthly bill, based on 40-hour weeks, of $1,000. The hourly rate of $6.25 means the cost of the K5 would be competitive with the wages of many a low-wage human security guard.
Servicing and monitoring of the bots will depend on client needs, Li said, with either Knightscope or the customer employing someone to manage the bots full-time.
Crime prediction is one of the more eye-popping features of the K5, but the bot is also packed to the gills with cutting-edge surveillance technology. It has LIDAR mapping -- a technique using lasers to analyze reflected light -- to aid its autonomous movement. "It takes in data from a 3D real-time map that it creates and combines that with differential GPS and some proximity sensors and does a probabilistic analysis to figure out exactly where it should be going on its own," Li explained.
It also has behavioral analysis capabilities and enough camera, audio, and other sensor technology to pump out 90 terabytes of data a year per unit. Down the line, the K5 will be equipped with facial recognition and even the ability to sniff out emanations from chemical and biological weapons, as well as airborne pathogens. It will be able to travel up to 18 mph, and later models will include the ability to maneuver curbs and other terrain.
....A K5 in every school, eventually
....A better security guard -- at the expense of human jobs
originally posted by: sn0rch
Ummm kick it over. It wont shoot you.
It's not robocop. It's a machine designed to help the public?
Maybe if we stopped fearing everything some things would be good?
originally posted by: AfterInfinity
Having drones in the sky isn't good enough, now they want to put drones on the ground. Lets ask Will Smith what he thinks about automated law enforcement, eh? Bring on the VIKI!
originally posted by: daaskapital
I don't think people will put up with this stuff, to be honest.
We are already seeing rifts between the public and major companies such as Google. Apparently, people in San Francisco are already starting to revolt against the companies of Silicon Valley by destroying the personal property of people who are either directly or indirectly associated with them (e.g. individuals who either work at Google, or own Google Glass). Some have even vandalised shuttle buses used to transport employees of the companies. Overall, people are also protesting against the major corporations.
If these tensions are anything to go by, i am willing to say that the already established class warfare will expand across the USA, and even the world...people don't like to have their privacy violated.
Also, what is stopping people from just tipping these robots over?
originally posted by: tinner07
a reply to: lostbook
exactly what I thought. Will be tagged by the gangstas and then stripped of any copper or metal by the thieves hacked by the computer folk and pushed into a corner and blocked in by harmless pranksters. Not necessarily in that order.