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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.

Published Mon, Nov 24 2014 4:40 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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.

Microsoft Silicon Valley campus by Knightscope's K5 security robot | TweakTown.com

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.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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