The End of Security Guards? (Vigilus Robot)

By Ethan Ace, Published Sep 09, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

"A new wave of robots is replacing workers in both manufacturing and distribution" claims the New York Times. And now a new ASIS award winning robot [link no longer available] aims to replace security guards. In this note, we dig into the key capabilities and pricing of this new robot and how it stacks up against human guards.

Product Overview

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Tipping *** ***** (****** *******)

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Company ********

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Channel *****

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*******, *** ***** *** **** *** limitations ******** ** * *****:

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  • *****: ** $**,***+, ** ** *** cheap *** ******* ********** *** ******** users.
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