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Company develops real-life RoboCop


Posted on Saturday, 7 December, 2013 | Comment icon 18 comments

Coming soon to a mall near you ? Image Credit: YouTube / Knightscope Inc.
Knightscope has invented a futuristic autonomous robot that is able to predict and prevent crime.
K5 might seem like a side project from the makers of RoboCop but it is in fact a genuine real world invention. Equipped with everything from night-vision to number plate recognition, K5 will be able to analyse its surroundings and alert the authorities if it finds anything suspicious.

Inventor Knightscope Inc. designed the robot to collect large amounts of information through an array of on-board sensors and to process it using a predictive analytics engine.

"Population growth and constrained government budgets render today's methods of fighting crime unscalable," said Stacy Dean Stephens of Knightscope. "The Knightscope K5 utilizes technology to push alerts to public safety professionals and the community providing a profound new layer of security and more efficient deployment of resources, saving both money and lives."

Initial deployments of the unit are scheduled to be carried out next year.


Source: UPI | Comments (18)

Tags: Knightscope, K5, Robot


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by Kelevra on 8 December, 2013, 3:59
Just ask them what love is, you should be good.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Chooky88 on 8 December, 2013, 4:40
It's no ED-209
Comment icon #11 Posted by David-C on 8 December, 2013, 5:22
I can hear it already..."dem robots bees racist!!!"
Comment icon #12 Posted by skookum on 8 December, 2013, 9:05
Coming to your local council and hospital car park soon. The only thing it lacks for them is an arm to put the ticket on the screen, still they do it all electronically now so it should be ideal.
Comment icon #13 Posted by seeder on 8 December, 2013, 9:22
I think its inevitable that such robots will be a major part of the near future. While it may appear to be doing only simple observation tasks... no doubt future versions, or rival versions - will be further refined and capable. Japan is one place where such robots are already in daily use
Comment icon #14 Posted by highdesert50 on 8 December, 2013, 12:28
The first thing to come to mind was a Dalek. But, as long as there are stairs, we are safe from Exterminate!
Comment icon #15 Posted by seeder on 8 December, 2013, 14:18
This ones been climbing stairs for some years now, heres a clip from 2007...it has progressed much since then!! My fave robot...ASIMO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-pYC1W8HuA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2m40pBCy9I
Comment icon #16 Posted by seeder on 8 December, 2013, 14:55
Or just spray paint their camera 'eyes' and its all over..
Comment icon #17 Posted by Kelevra on 8 December, 2013, 17:55
Hackers are going to have fun with these.
Comment icon #18 Posted by DieChecker on 8 December, 2013, 21:53
Or, as they are dragging off the perps, they're banging on it with a crowbar and yelling, "I"M NOT RESISTING! I"M NOT RESISTING!" Seriously who ever came up with that idea? When everything is on camera, you can't be going toe to toe in a fist fight with the police and keep yelling that you're not resisting.


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