How Cobalt Robotics May Disrupt Security

By John Honovich, Published Sep 13, 2019, 10:07am EDT

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.

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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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**** ** **** ****** told ** *** ***** differentiators ** ***** ******** and ******* **** *** succeed ***** *********** *** not:

  • ****** **** - *** company **** ** ** focusing ** ******-****, ** outdoor *****, ** ****, no ******, ***., ****** the ********** ** ****** robots **** ******** *** safely ********.
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  • ** ********: ****** **** they **** *** ******* projects ** **** ***** their ****** *** ***** used *** ********* ** selfies ** ***** ***** not ** **** ****-**** customers, *.*., ***** *** novelty ***** ***.
  • ************ ***********: *** ******* is **** ******* ** the ** ********* *** up ***** ******** **** in * *** ************ areas, ** ****** ***** and ********** ** ********* issues **** ******.
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Analytics ********* (*** ***)

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

**** * ****** ******* gets ********, ****** *** of ***** ***** *** an ********* ******* ** far **** ************* ********* (vs ********** *** ********* VMD ****** ** ************ cameras). ****, ***** ********* are ********** **** ******'* response **** ** **** can *********** **** ****** on ****** ** ********** activity ****** *****, * major *********.

**** ****** ********* **** a *** ***** *** fixed ************ ******* **** get ******* **** ** *** ********** coming ** ***** ************. ** ***** ******* get ******* *** ***** 'smarts' ****** ********, ** will ****** **** ********* that ****** *** *** now.

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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******* ** *** ****** succeeds ** ****** ****. However, *** ****** **** have - (*) ********* people *** ****** *** (2) **** ******* *** almost ********* **** ** making ****** ********** ** the **** ****. **** those *** ********, ** think **** *******, ***** Cobalt, *** * **** at ************* ************ *** improving **** *** ****-******** guard *********.

Comments (10)

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

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* **** **** ****, sorta ****** ** ***** if *** *** *** expecting **. *** ****** is **** ** *** SOC, *** **** ******** a **** ******* *****. Working ** ******* *** robot ** *** *** elevators *** ******* **** tooth ****** *********.

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

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

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**** ****, ******* *** turrets **** ******* ****** to ********** ********* ****. This **** ** ******* in *** *********, *** many. *** ****** ****, the ****** ** **** but **** **** ********* other **** ***** ******* tank.

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