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The company said the robots will be deployed in outdoor settings, such as corporate campuses, college campuses and open air malls.
If someone decides to attack the robot, it could get uncomfortable. When first confronted, they let out a loud chirp and notify the control center. The chirps will get louder and louder as the threat persists.
“A very, very loud alarm,” said Stephens. “Think of a car alarm but much more intense.”
The security robots are now patrolling in the Bay Area.
The Knightscope K5s are in effect at an undisclosed location in the Silicon Valley.
“Unfortunately, I cannot share who it is,” Stephens said. “Soon you will see them everywhere.”
The makers of the robot said they have a long waiting list of about four dozen companies waiting for a K5. They expect to put many more of these robots in place sometime next year.
originally posted by: seasoul
Looking forward to creative countermeasures and the emergence of IEMPD's (Improvised Electromagnetic Pulse Devices).
the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 38,800 new positions will be added between 2012 and 2022, employment growth for patrol officers will reach only 5.9 percent, which is much slower than the average for all occupations.