What The Run Over Child Means For The Future of Security Robots

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Jul 21, 2016

Robot security guards recently received unprecedented news coverage. Unfortunately, not good:

We spoke with Knightscope CEO William Li about this incident, and what it means for the robot guard market in general.

In this report, we analyze the current state of robots as guard alternatives, what their limitations mean for today and future projections for security robots.

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* ***** **** *** ******** ** *** ********* *** ***** running ******* *** *******.The ******* ****** ** *** **** ** ***** the child, but the ***** *** ********* directly into the front quarter of the machine, at which point the machine stopped and the child fell on the ground.

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