The End of Security Guards? (Vigilus Robot)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 09, 2012

"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 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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