Knightscope Security Robot Examined

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Apr 19, 2016

Silicon Valley is bringing us security robots, or as the startup, Knightscope, likes to call it, "Advanced Physical Security Cutting Edge Anomaly Detection Autonomous Presence 24/7"

We spoke with Knightscope at ISC West 2016, and examine their offering inside, including their sales pitch, its sensors, battery life, physical presence, pricing analyzed, competitive comparisons, limitations and potential markets.

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Sales *****

*********** ********* *** ***** ** ** *********** ** * ***** *****.  They ******* *** ******* ** **** ****** ************ *** **** certain ************* ** ** **** **** *** ***** ** ******* ******* and *******.  *** "********** ******** ********" ****** *****-** *********, ********* to *** *******.

******* ** ** ******** **** *****, ********* ******** ******* *** ADM *** ******* ** ****, ******* ****** ** *** ***, or ******* *******.  ****** ** ********-**** *****, *** ***'* *** designed ** ******* * ****** **** **** ****** (*** ********) mobility, ** **** ***** *** *** ***** ** **********.

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Physical ********

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Onboard *******

*** **** ** ************, *** ********* ******** * ***** *******, microphones, * ***** *******, * *********** *** ** *********-**** *********.

Battery ****

*** **** ******* ** * ********** ******** **** ** ******* intervals. *** ******* ****** ** *.* ***** ** ********, **** a ** ****** "*****" ** ********. *********** **** ********* **** recommendation ****** ****** ** ******* ***** *** *** *********.

Navigation ******

*** *** **** *** *********** ***** *** ***** ******* *** cameras.  ** ** ******** ** ****** ** * ********** ****. Knightscope **** **** *** ** *** ********** *** ****, ******* them ** ****** ***** *** ********** **********. *** ******** ******* the ******* ********** *** *** **** *** **** ** ** designated ** **** ****** ***** ********** *** *** *******.

* ****** ******** *** **** ******* ** *** *** *** direct ** ** * ***** ******** ** ********** *********** ** manually ******* **.

**** ** **** *** *** *** ** *********** **** ** the ********** ******, *** *********** ************ **** **** ******** ** not **** ******** **** ******** ********.  *** *** ** **** for ****** **************, ***** ******** ********** ******* ****.

Pricing ********

*** ******* ***** ** $***,*** *** ****, ***** ******** * outdoor ******. ******* ** ******** ** $*.**/**, ** ******* ** **** ** appear ****** *********** ** ***** ******** **** ********* **** ************* ****** than ****. ****** ******* ** $*,*** *** ***** *** ***** ($**,***/****). The ***** ** ********** "** ****" **/*/***, **** ** ** is *** ******. *** ******** ******* ******** ** * ***** and * * **** ****.

***** *** **** ** ********, ********* *** ***********, ***** **** the ***** ***** *** ** ******, ***., *** ********* ****** price **** ** *** **** **** *** $*.** ***** ********. 

Deployments ** ****

*********** ***** *** **** ********* ** ********* ** ****** ** units ********, *** ********* ** *** ** *** *** **'* of *****.  ******* ********* *** ********* ** *********** ********.

* **** ** ********** ** *** ***** **** * ****-***** guard ******* ** *** *** ** ***** ** ***** ********* secured ** **** ***** *******.

Comparison ** *********** *********

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******* *** ****** ********** ** ******* ***** $****/**, ****** * live-monitored ****** ****** * ***** ********* ** **** *****.

Limitations ** *************

******* ***** ******* * *** ******** *** *** **** ** robotic ** ********** ****** ****. *********** **** ***** ******** *** light ****** ******* *** **********. *****, *****, ***** ** ****** terrain ***** ****** ********** *** ****.

***********'* **** ****** ******* ***'* ********** *** ********** **** ******* of **********. ***** **** *** **** ** *** ***** **** their ****** ******* ** ****-******* ******* ****. 

Knightscope **********

** ******* ******* ****** ******* *******, *********** *** ****** ******** of ******* *** ******* ********* ****** ******* *****-******** ****** ** ideal **********.  

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Potentially ***** ******

*** ** ** * ********** ********* ******, ******* ** ********** ***** where ********* ***** ****** *********** ** ***** *** ****.  ******* is ******* **** * ***** ** **** ***** ** *** US, *** ************* **** ********* ** ******* **** **** *** EMEA.  

*** *********** ****** ***** ******* ******** ** *** "****** **********" goals ** **** ********. ** ******, ** *** ******* *** develop *** ******* *******, ********* ********** *** ********** *********** *** providing * **** ********** ****** *** *** **** ** *** world, ** ***** **** ********* **** ****.

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* ***** *** **** ******** *** ******** ***** ***** ** similar ** *** ***** *******, *** ***** *** ***** ***** robots **** ************* **** **********: ********** * ********** **** ***** humans **** ** **** ********. ** **** **** *** ********* task ** ******** **** ** ** ************* *** **** * mechanical *** (**: * ***** **** ******** *****). *** **** here ***'** ******* ** *** ***** ** ***** **** ***'* be ****** ******* ** ***** *******.

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