How Cobalt Robotics May Disrupt Security

By: John Honovich, Published on Sep 13, 2019

While security robots have largely become a joke over the last few years, one organization, Cobalt Robotics, has raised $50+ million from top US VCs and is aiming to overcome such problems.

How Cobalt Robotics Aims To Disrupt Security_2

We spoke with Cobalt's CEO Travis Deyle to better understand their positioning, what they do differently vs companies that have struggled such as Knightscope, and their plans to scale up their business to become a major force in physical security.

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How Cobalt Robotics Aims To Disrupt Security_2

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  • ****** **** - *** company **** ** ** focusing ** ******-****, ** outdoor *****, ** ****, no ******, ***., ****** the ********** ** ****** robots **** ******** *** safely ********.
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Analytics ********* (*** ***)

*** ***** ********* ****** has, ** *****, *** now, ** ***** **-***** analytics / **. ****** mentioned **** ************ ******* are ********* '****' ***** Cobalt's ****** **** *********** analytics *****-**. ****'* ********* believable, *.*., ******'* *** has * **.*. ** robotics *** ********** ****** at *******.

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Remote ******** / ********** ******* **** *********

*** ******* ****-**** ********* that ****** ***** **** is ***** **** ** evolve **** * ****** guarding / ********** ******* that ***** ** * threat ** ****** ********* and ***** ***** ***** services.

**** ******'* ******* *** potentially ******* *********, **** have * ****** ** scale ** ***** ****** monitoring ****** ** ********** become * ***** ******** provider. ***** ****** *** be * **** ********* of ***** **, *** value **** ****** ** handling ******** ********** **** generally. ****** ***** ****** the ****** **** ******* to ****** *** ****** from *** ***** ***** surveillance, ***.

*** *********** ***** ***** services ***** **** ********** companies ** **** ********** companies ******* ***** ******* providers? **** *** *** respect ** ****** ********* et **., ** ***** tech *********, **** ******, have * ****** ****.

Current ****** *********

****** ** ***** *****, with *** ******* ************* that ***** ******* ********** count ** ***** ** the **** ***** ** Knightscope (***** ******* *** or ****). *******, ****** appears ** **** * better ****** ********** *** certainly ** ** * far ****** ********* ********,******* $** ******* ** June ****.

*** ***, ****** ** best ********** *** **** and ***** ************ ********* that **** ******* ********* working ***** *****. *** robots *** ****** *** inside ** ***** ******* and ******* * ******* of ******** ******* *** security, **** ***** ****** operators. *** ****, ****** cites ******* ** *** $3 ** $** ***** per ***** *** *****.

** ** ****** **** years, **** ************** *** them, ****** ****** ***** become * ***** ***** in ******* ************, ***** the **** *********** ********* in ***** ****** *** be ****.

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Comments (10)

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*** ***** *** ****** reports **** **** **** valuable, *** ******* *****-**********.

**** ** ****** ** the **** **** *** now ** ***** *****. COBALT ****** * **** reader *** * *** app *** *** ****.

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**** ******* *** *** can't **** *** * self ******* ****** ** disable * ********* ******** threat?

********, *** *** ** looking *** ************ ****** ***...

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***** ****** **** ****'** only ******** ** ****** units, * ******* ***'* all **** ** *** an ******* ****:********* ***** ************ **** Hazardous ************ | ********* Remotes

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**** ****** *****, ******/****** and *** ** **** pointing ****** ******** **** to ******** ******** **. So * ***** ** has ** ******* ** am * ******* **** you *** ******?

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**** ******. * *** of *** ** ** otherwise ****** ***

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