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5-foot-tall ‘Robocops’ start patrolling Silicon Valley

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posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 05:29 PM
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Autonomous “Robocop”-style robots, equipped with microphones, speakers, cameras, laser scanners and sensors, have started to guard Silicon Valley.

The security robots, called Knightscope K5 Autonomous Data Machines, were designed by a robotics company, Knightscope, located in Mountain View, California.

The robots are programmed to notice unusual behavior and alert controllers. It also has odor and heat detectors, and can monitor pollution in carpets as well. Last but not least: with cameras, the Robocops can remember up to 300 number plates a minute, monitoring traffic.








t works like this: someone steps in front of a robot, which stops and moves around the person while sending video to a control center. If a burglar doesn’t leave, then “the robot is looking at the video, listening for glass breakage, any loud sound that breaking in would cause. We'll get the license plate, picture of the vehicle, geotag location, and time,” says project co-founder Stacy Stephens.







*COUGH* my thoughts ? you want my thoughts ? intriguing and pissed off .

i mean , i love Starwars and i love R2D2....

but when that movie I-Robot came out ... it got me thinking ....



is this our future ATS ?

we will be controlled by robots ?

i see this as possibly a good thing , but i can also see the bad in this .

i know were my thoughts are regarding these robots ,but i would like to see how others feel about this .

thanks much

Walsh

More Info here
edit on 20-11-2014 by Walsh because: (no reason given)




posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: Walsh

They look like Humpty Dumpty..
thanks for sharing though, quite interesting really.



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 05:40 PM
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Of course we will, that's when the culling will start.

We have too much reliance on technology nowadays and to be perfectly honest, we as a society are more vulnerable than ever.

Out of interest, what is the salary of a 'Robocop'?



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 05:41 PM
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Wheres it's plunger?!




It's missing a vital component!
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posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 05:41 PM
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It looks like a Dalek from Dr. Who...

*EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!*

Of course people in Silicon Valley have to have something like this. I wonder though, how long before we start seeing these things in malls and shopping centers? They could also be outfitted with tasers and pepper spray.



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 05:42 PM
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I don't see R2D2 I see them more like Daleks. How long before the become armed? Worry dome to say the least.

ETA: worry some * stupid tablet

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posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 05:44 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
It looks like a Dalek from Dr. Who...

*EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!*

Of course people in Silicon Valley have to have something like this. I wonder though, how long before we start seeing these things in malls and shopping centers? They could also be outfitted with tasers and pepper spray.






The robotics company says that it will be placing the robots in patrol malls, offices, and local neighborhoods, as well as outdoor spaces like corporate campuses, college campuses and open air malls. Knightscope said that future growth opportunities include areas in schools, hotels, auto dealerships, stadiums, casinos, law enforcement agencies, seaports and airports.


not long brotha ,not long :/



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 05:48 PM
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Looks like a gay darleck



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 05:50 PM
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They look expensive. I guess when people start to break them, for whatever reason, and it costs money to fix them, presumably that's when they get armed with a "non-lethal" defense and then sometime later .......

Programmed to "notice unusual behavior", that's it right there. Doomed at the hands of a programmers interpretation of human behavior, oh dear.

Kind Regards
Myselfaswell



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 05:53 PM
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it has begun lol ... this is how it will all start !

i have declared this day forth

the new MECA MILITIA

fighting for your Rights ....




posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 05:53 PM
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a reply to: Walsh

Well,no one has said it,so:

It begins!

The bullet shaped R2D2 apocalypse.
Thank goodness for dirt tracks,which they cannot yet traverse.




posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
a reply to: Walsh

Well,no one has said it,so:

It begins!

The bullet shaped R2D2 apocalypse.
Thank goodness for dirt tracks,which they cannot yet traverse.


\


lol wait ! so are you thinking what i am thinking ? ...

yes yes ! there is a conspiracy here! ...dwarfs are trying to overthrow us ... they are ran by dwarfs



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: Walsh

You beat me to it, look at all those peep holes!



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 06:33 PM
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cant wait for people to start tagging them like the subway in new york and the L in chicago.

it will happen...

you remember ramos from beat street?

yup



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: Walsh

Cool technology but I am not certain I like the way this is going, a human (Even with trigger happy police officers) has empathy as well as logic and can deal with a situation based on human measures but a Robot can only follow it's programming, the danger is how long until they are armed, how long until they can climb stairs and until they are abused.



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 06:40 PM
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"Do Androids dream of electric sheep?"- Phillip K. Dick



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
It looks like a Dalek from Dr. Who...

*EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!*

Of course people in Silicon Valley have to have something like this. I wonder though, how long before we start seeing these things in malls and shopping centers? They could also be outfitted with tasers and pepper spray.


the article i read earlier actually said they were planing on equipping them with tasers.

Thankfully—or sadly, depending on how you look at it—the K5 robots don’t have any weapons on them. All they can do is assess a situation, sound an alarm to defuse it, or call a human security officer to the scene. There are, however, plans equip the robots with tasers sometime in the future.
www.businessinsider.com...

now just who will be held responsible for any death, injury, or assault done by these robots if so equipped? sounds like a really bad idea. after all a robot can not make informed decisions. they can only base a decision based on programming, and responses are what the program calls for. there is no thought process at all to decide what is happening around it.

i think it would be hilarious if someone started to steal these robots. even nailing them with EMP would be funny. seems to me they would cost a small fortune.



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: Walsh

Cool technology but I am not certain I like the way this is going, a human (Even with trigger happy police officers) has empathy as well as logic and can deal with a situation based on human measures but a Robot can only follow it's programming, the danger is how long until they are armed, how long until they can climb stairs and until they are abused.


Well taking my cue to put on my hat of metallic alloy composition.

What if the reason they are hiring all those cops with borderline psychosis and IQs sitting on the borderline, as tools?

Most people are so feed up with them that given a choice between the lunatic cop and the 2014 version of R2D2, most likely they will take the Robo cop sidekick. No fuss. No muss and saving on the dime expenditure.

You knew someone was going to say it. It really doe sit quite nicely in the possible realm of things that could happen.



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 07:34 PM
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originally posted by: CthulhuMythos
I don't see R2D2 I see them more like Daleks. How long before the become armed? Worry dome to say the least.

ETA: worry some * stupid tablet


That was a good slip, lol. The "Worry Dome", good title for these uuuhhhhh.....creations.



posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 07:43 PM
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I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.




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