Autonomous Security Robots Showcase Knightscope, Inc.’s Focus on Market Logical Use of Self-Driving Tech
Amid increasing concerns about personnel security from criminal elements, autonomous security robot maker Knightscope is advancing efforts to help make America the safest country in the world
- Knightscope’s AI-enhanced robot sentries have been deployed to Fortune 1000 companies, hospitals, police departments, municipalities, utilities and casinos
- The company’s models include stationary robots as well as mobile products that patrol indoor and outdoor locations
- The robots use artificial intelligence and feature 360-degree eye-level HD streaming video, autonomous recharging, face and license plate recognition, and infrared thermal detection to deter crime and transmit safety or investigational information
- The sentries have the added benefit of being unaffected by the infectious contagion hampering the performance of many employees while the COVID pandemic remains in effect
Autonomous robot manufacturer Knightscope aims to make the United States the safest country on earth with the help of its artificial intelligence-enhanced machines.
Knightscope’s current product lineup hinges on the performance of its K1 stationary robot, its indoor-roving K3 model and its outdoor perimeter-patrolling K5 sentry. The company’s robotic platform is designed to potentially reduce the costs of providing security while avoiding not only physical obstacles in their path, but some of the emotional limitations of human patrols as well, such as fatigue, boredom, texting and even fear or anger.
Far from the armed profile of movie industry Robocops, or even the more real-world use of National Guard forces supporting U.S. Capitol security forces in the wake of this month’s deadly incursion by domestic terrorists against Congress and ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden (https://nnw.fm/B3hiY), Knightscope’s robotic patrols surveil property grounds without weapons but provide a deterrent to crime through their capacity to detect, record and communicate details of incidents for further investigation. They also provide officers and guards unprecedented situational awareness.
Knightscope’s machines are in service across the country, having been deployed at numerous Fortune 1000 companies, hospitals, police departments and the Veterans Administration. Features such as 360-degree eye-level HD streaming video, speakers for live or recorded communication, face and license plate recognition, and broadcast signal reception make the robots capable of responding to a variety of scenarios during their patrols. Their thermal anomaly detection technology has also helped alert authorities to the budding possibility of a fire emergency before the situation got out of hand (https://nnw.fm/r3mAp).
During the ongoing pandemic crisis, the sentries have the added benefit of being unaffected by a viral illness.
While the autonomous robots arose out of the same philosophy propelling the transportation industry toward self-driving cars and shuttles, Knightscope CEO William Santana Li said during a recent fireside chat hosted by IPO Edge that he set aside his automotive industry background for the more market-responsive parallel venture in the realm of security to commercialize AI-driven technology (https://nnw.fm/1a3hj).
“Depending on who you believe, over $80 billion has been invested in self-driving autonomous (automobile) technology. There are 200-plus companies working on it. How many people in the audience did a transport or moved something or moved themselves this week in an autonomous vehicle? Nobody, right? So $80 billion went into the sector, nobody shipped anything that’s commercially viable,” Li said. “I believe Knightscope is the only company in the world operating 24/7/365 across an entire nation, fully autonomous, no human intervention, with real-world clients and real-world environments.”
Li’s vision of platform development equates the self-driving car build-up to trying to travel to Pluto before learning to travel to the moon. Knightscope’s security robots are responsive to an actual societal need and represent a logical, incremental approach by the company. The company’s funding profile is backed by more than 18,000 investors (and growing) through its Reg A+ offering, with security officers of large corporations, shopping mall directors, municipal police officers and federal agents on board.
Market analysts at Mordor Intelligence foresee the global market for autonomous security robots reaching $3.59 billion by 2025, and its most recent report gives a shout-out to Knightscope’s K5 model by stating it signals significant progress in the technology, adding, “Earlier, these robots had insufficient capabilities; however, with advances in sensor technology and automation capabilities, these robots have been developed to be useful in working applications” (https://nnw.fm/G8fZO).
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