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Microsoft Silicon Valley campus by Knightscope's K5 security robot

The Microsoft Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View is being protected by the Knightscope K5 security guard robot
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Nov 24, 2014 10:40 pm

The Microsoft Silicon Valley campus located in Mountain View, California, is now being patrolled by Knightscope's K5 security guard robot. The 5-foot-tall, 300-pound robots are designed to keep company property and visitors safe, while helping augment security personnel.

 

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The K5 is an "autonomous data machine" that has a "commanding but friendly physical presence," including multiple HD cameras, license plate reader, multiple microphones, alarms, weather sensors, Wi-Fi, sirens and GPS - and they can alert human security guards if an incident is occurring.

 

It's unknown what other companies are interested in leasing K5 to patrol their campuses, malls, and parking lots - but should garner interest in the future.

NEWS SOURCES:Pcworld.com, Knightscope.com, Extremetech.com

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