Robot Vandalism

By: John Honovich, Published on Dec 11, 2017

Vandalism of security systems is a common concern. It is so common that camera vandalism statistics show that designers routinely sacrifice camera optimal viewing positioning to mount cameras high and far enough away to minimize vandalism.

This same problem, and likely worse, is coming to security robots. In this note, we examine a new case from Knightscope, the poster boy robot of mishaps.

********* ** ******** ******* is * ****** *******. It ** ** ****** that****** ********* ************** **** ********* ********* sacrifice ****** ******* ******* positioning ** ***** ******* high *** *** ****** away ** ******** *********.

**** **** *******, *** likely *****, ** ****** to ******** ******. ** this ****, ** ******* a *** **** **** Knightscope, *** ************** ** *******.

[***************]

Knocked ****, ******* ** ******** *****

*********** *** **** ******* a ***** ** *** Francisco, *** **** ***** residents********* ***** *********************:

*** ****** ** *** encampments ****** ***** *********** with *** *****’* ******** at ***** ****. ****** about * **** ** the ***** ******** *** automated ***** ***** *** sidewalks, **** ****** ******* up * **** “*** a **** **** **,knocked ** **** *** *** ******** ***** ** *** *** *******,” [emphasis added]

****, ** ******, ** not *** ***** ****** report ** *********** ***** vandalism. ******, ******* ** 2017, ****** *** ****** * Knightscope *****.

Problems ** ***** *********

********* ** ****** *** even **** ** * problem **** ** *******:

  • ****** *** *** **** expensive, ***** ***** ********* will ****** ****** *** more ***** *** *****.
  • **** *** ***** ****** per **** **** ******* (generally **** * ****** robot), ********** ******, ********* repairs, **** ** *** more ************* **********.
  • ***** ****** *** ******** to **** *** ** the **** *** ********* at *** *****, **** are *** ****** ** reach, ******** *** *********.
  • ** ****** **** *** more ******** (******** *** negative) ***** ****** **** readers ** *******, *** likelihood ** ********** ** malicious ********* *********.

Arresting ******

********* *********** * ******** robot, **** * ******, is * *****. *** like *********** *******, ****** will ********* **** ***** of **** ** *********** them. ** *** ***** hand, ** **** ****** prove ********* ** **** people **** *********** ******, as ** *** ***** be **** ** **** the *******. **** ** any ***** ******* ** convicted, *** ******** ******* who **** **** **** deter ****** *******.

Vote / ****

Buying ******

** ********* ****** ********* the **** ** ****** being **********, ** **** likely ****** ****** *** robots *** ******* ***** providers ** **** **** product ************* *** ********** support ** ****** ********** robots.

Solution: ***** ***** *** **** ******

*** **** *************** ****** here ** ** ****** avoid ***** ****** ** times ** ******, ***** people *** ******** ** be, **** **** *******, are ****** ******* ** eye ***** ** ****** reach ** ******. **** would **** *** ***** benefit ** ********** ***** of ****** ***** *** over ** ******* ******** by ********** ** ******** with *** *****. *** downside, ** ******, ** that ** **** ***** the ************ ** ******** robots.

Solution: ********* ******

** ***** ** *****, weaponized ******** ****** *** being ********, ******** ********* **, ** "************ ******* riot ******* ****". ***** that *** ** ********** in ** ************* *******, we ***** **** ******* markets **** ** ******* to ****** ********** ***** that **** *******.

Comments (52)

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* ***'* *** **** ** ******** ******* ** ***, **** a *** ***. **** ** * ******* ** *** ******. Even ***** **** ******** ***** **** ********* ** ** ******* on *** ****** ***** **** *** ***** ****. "*** *** you **** **** ***** *** * **** **** *****!?!?! ***'* go ***** ** ***!".

****, * ******* *****. ** *'* *** **** ** *******. I **** ***** ****** *******, ********** ** **** ** **** them.

***'** ******* *** ***** ** *** *****. **** ****'* ***** to ******* ***** *** **** **** * ****** ** * fence. ** *** ******** ** *** *** * ***** **** and ***** ********** **** **** *** ***** ***** ** **** expectations. ** *** *** **** ** ******* **** *** ****** generation, **** *****'* *** ****, *****'* **** ******** ******** *** costs * ***** ** * ***** ***** **** *** *** significant *****. ** **** ** **** *** ******* *** ******** on *** ****** ****, ***** ** ***** ****** ** *** smartest ******* ***'** **** ******** *** ***** *** **** **** some *****. ***** ***...

***** ** ***** ****** ** *** ******** ******* ***'** **** deployed

****, **** ***** **** '*****'? * ********* ***'* *** **. And ******* ** *********** ******* ******** ***** *** *********, *** robot ******* *** *** **** ******** ****.

**** *** ******. *****-******. ******** ******. *** *****. *-*** **** audio. ****** **. * *****'* **** *** ****** *********, *** there *** * ****** ** ******* **** *** ** ***** to ******* ******* ** ******* *'* ****.

******** ****** ***** ** * ***** *** *** ******** **** be **********. *** ***** *** *** ******* ******** *** **** both *********** * *******, *** ** *** ***** ****'* ***** you *** ******* ** * ******** ******* *********** ** ** one. *** ***** **** ****** **** **** *** **** * robot **** **** * ***** ** * ******** ***** ******** a ******* ******** ***.

(******- * ***'* **** *** *********** *** ***'* ****** **** a *** ** *** *****, *** *** ******** * ***** has ** ** ******* ** *** ***** ** ********)

* ***'* ***** ***** ********** *** ******* *** **** ** the *****. * ***** ****'** **** ** *** ********/******* **** use *** ***** ** * ********. **** ******* *** ** ram **** *** ********* ** *** ****** ******* ***** *** it ***** ** **** ***. *.*. ********** *** *********** ******** you ******* **** ******** ********** ******* ***** ** ** * mobile ********.

***** ******** ****'* **** ** *** ***** **** *** ***** steering ***'* **** ** **** ***.

****, *****, *** * ***'* ***** **** ******** ***** **** "costs * ***** ** * ***** *****" *** **** ******* 1/4 ** **** * ******* ******* *** *******. ***** *** better, **** ****** ******* *** ***** ***.

** *-** ***** ****** **** ** * **** ******, ********** if ****** ***** ******* ******* *** ******** ** *******. ** of *****, *********** ** * ******** *******.

****** * ***** ***** ** "******* ********" *** ***'** ** looking *** * ***********. *** ***********. ***'** ****** **** *** guarding, *** **'* ****** ** **** * *** **** **** and *** ********** ** * ***** ********** **** ** ** to **** * ***** ********** ** ****** ********.

** *** *** ***** ** ********* ******, *** ****** ****** plan *** ********** '********'...

****! :*

***** ****** *** **** *** ** ******** ********, * ***** at **** **** **** ****** **** ************ **** **** ** work ** * ********. ** ***** ******* ***** **** ******** alarms **** ********* *** **** ****** *** ****** ** *** a ********* ********. ** *** ******* **** ****** ** ******* virtual **** ******** *** *********** ** **** ** ********* ******** - ***** *** * *** ** ******* ******* **** *** be ******* ********. *** ***** *** ** ***** *** ****** escorts ***. **** ** * **** *********** *** **** ****** and **** ********* ******** ** ******** ******* *** *********.

* ***** **** *** ** ******** ******** *** *** **** being ** *****....... ** ***** *** ***** *** *** ** all **** *** ******* ***********. ** ** **** ** *********** to ** *** *****, *** **** **** **** *** ** around ** *** *** ****** ** ***** *****. ******, *****, Apple, ******* ** **** ******* ******* **** *** *** **** started *** **** **** **** *** ******** *****. ***** ******** already *** * ***** **** *** ***** ****** *** *** on ****** *******.

**********

**** ******** ******** ** ********* ***. *** ******** **** *** SPCA ******* ** *** **** ****** *** ****** ***, ** is **** *** ****** (****) *** * **** *****. * do ***** **** *** **** ***** **** ** *** ******* coming *** * ** **** *********** **** ****** **** ** die **** ** *************** **** ** **** ** **** ** all ******* ****** **** **** *** ******* *** **** ********* making ** * **** ******.

* ***** ** ** ********* *** *** ** ** ****** an ******** ********. * **** ***'* *** ** ** ***** a ****** ******** ******* ****.

**** *** ****** (****) *** * **** *****

****, **** ********. * ********* **** **** **** **** -********** *********** ***** *** ****? “*********** ********” ** ********, *** Break-Ins *** *** ****** ** *********** ****** ***** ******* ***

* ***** ****** ****** *** **** *****, ******* *** *** SPCA ******** ******* ****** *** $**,*** *** ****? ***, ******, if **** *** ****** ** ********* *****, ** ** ***** justifiable? ** *** *********, *** ****** *** ****** ** **** labor ** ********* *** ******** **** *** ******, *** *** downside ** **** ***** **** ******** ***** *** ****** ** repeatedly ********* / ****** *** *****. * ** *** **** how ***** ****** ******* ***, ******.

**** ***** ****** *** * ******** * ****** * *******- as * ******* ** ***** ************ ** **** * ********** Blackberry ******** **** * *** * **** ******* ****** *** them - * *** ************ **** ********** ******** ** **** they **** ******* ** ******* **** *** **** *****. ** the **** **** **** ******* *** ******. ** *** **** now **** ******** **** * ****** ** **** **** ** years. * *** **** ********* - *** ****** ** **** markets **** **** **** ****** ** *** *** **** *********** and **** ******** **** ******* **** ****, ******* **** ** short ******* *** ****. *** ***** * *** ** *** robot ********** ****** **** **** ** **** ** *** *** others ** ** ******* *******. **** **** ** **** ******* the ***** ** ********. *********** ** **** ********* *** **** what **** **** *** ****** ** **** **** ******- *** or ****** ***. *** ********* **** ***** *** ************* **** soon ****** *** **** ** ****** ****.

* ** ***% ********* **** * **** ** ***** * robot, ***** ** **** **** ** ********** ****** ****** * close *** ** ****** ** ** *****. ****** *** * device ********** ******** ** ******* **** *****. * ** *** disputing ** ******* **** ** ***. * ** ******* **** Knightscopes ****** ** * ******* **** ** ** ****** ******** is *** * ****** ******** ***** *** **** *** ******* anything ***** **** ******** *******.

** **** ***'* **** ******* *.* ***** ** **** *** very **** **** ***** ** ** *******.

*******! ****** *** ** *** ******, *** *** ******* *********** isn't!

****,

*'* *** **** ** ******** *********** *** ****** *****/*****

* *** ***** ********** *** **** ***** ********** *** **** "Risk ********" ********. ** *** ******** ******** ********, **** *** is ******** ***** ***** *** *** ** ******* * *******'* assets, ***** ******, *** **** ** **** ******* ***. ** not **** **** ***** ****, *** *** *** ** *** minority ** ***. ** ******* ** **** *** *** ******** of ******** ************* *** **** "**** *******," ** *** ******* offerings, ******* *** **** **** ** **...*** ** ***** ***** you *** * *****? *** * ******...

******** *** ***** ******, ***** **** ********* ****** ** *** Macworld ********** ******* *, ****. *** *** **** ** ***** before ****** **** ***** **********? * ***** ***. ****, ****, you **** *** *** *** ****** *! (** **** *** you ***** **** ******* ** **** *** *** ** *** it).

**** ****, ****** ** *** ******** ******** **** ** **** over *** **** **** ******* *** **** **** ****** ** how ** ******* ******* ****** *********, ***** * ****, ******* "known *********" *** ******* ****** ******* ****** ********* ** ******* and ******* ******* ** ****. * ***** ****** ******* ******* the ******* *****, "******** *** *****" ** ******** *. *****. It ***** **** *** ***** ****** *********** *** ******** ******* of *** ********** **********. (****: ** ** ********** * **** read ** **** ******* *** ******** ******** *******).

** **** "******** *** *****" **** ** ******. ******* ** I ***** ******* *** ***** *** ********, *'* *** *** to ** **** ** (**********) *********** **** ******* **** **********, and ***** * ****** **** ** **** ****. *'* **** quickly **** ** ** ******* ** ********* *** ***** ******* as ********* ***** ** *****'* ****.

*** **** *********** **** *** ***** *** *** ********** ****** and ***** *** *******; ** ********* **** **** * ******** purchasing ******: ********** *** ***** ********, ***** ******** ****** *** late ******** ****** *******, *** ******* ********.

** *****'* *** ********** **** ($$$) **. ***** **** ******* like *** *** *** ******** ** ************ *** *** ** risky ** **** ** *****?

*****'* ********** ********* ***** **** **** ***** **% ** ********* fall **** ********** *** ***** ******** ******, *** ** ****, the ******* ****** *** ******** ****** ** $*** ******* *** year (*** ****-****), *** ** *** ** *** **** ******* and ********* ** *** ****** **** ******* ******* *** ***** you ********* ** *** *** ***** ****!

Think **** * **** ******* ******* **********... **** **** ** * ***** ** **** **** *** **** ****** *** ******* ****** **** **** *******.

***'* *** ****** *** **** .** % ** ******** ** 2021 (*/***** ** *** *******) **** ****** $*.* ******* ****** marketplace (********* ** ** ***** ******). **** **** **** ****** x **% (********** *** ***** ******) *** *** **** * $525 ******* ****** ******* ****** ** **** ****. *** **** venture ******* **** ****** ********* ********** *** *** **** * thriving ****** ** * **** **-** ******...**** ** *** *** that ****** ***** ** **%, *** **** *** ******* *** an ******** *** ******** ** **** $*** ******* ******* ** sales. **'* *** ********* ** * *** ********* *** **** and **** **** *******.

**** **** ** **** ****** *******.

*** **** *** *** ******** ******** ******** ** *** ***** they *** **** *****'* ********** **** ***** ** **** **** to *** **** *** ******* ******* ***** ** ********* ******** applications *** ***** ********. ** *** **** **** *** **** market ** * ******* ********, *** ***** ** ******* **** coveted *** ** * ******* ********** ****** *** **** **** hit ***.

*********** ** *** ******* ** *** ******** ***** ******, *** I *** ** ***. *** **** **** **** **** **** serious ******** **** ******** ***'*, **** ********, *** ** ********* foolish *** ******** ******. **** ****** ********* *** ** *** understanding **** ***, *****, *** **** ******; *** ** ******* what ** **** ***** *** **** ***** ** ** ********** $**,*** ***** ***** *** ***..*****!

****:**** ***** *****, **** **'* *** *** ** ***** ******* Knightscope ** *** ***** ******** ******; *** ***** *** **** majority ******. **** ** * *** ******* ** *** *** burning ******* **** ** **** *** *** ******* ***** **********...** where **** **** ***** ** *** ** ********? ****, **** Knightscope ** ***** ******* ** *********** ********** **** ******* ***** that ** *** ********** **** *** ********* ***** ***** ***** investmenting ** ** *** ******* *** ******* ******* ***** *** security ********. *** ***, **** **** **** ****...

*** ** ** **, ******* * **** ** ...*** *** I *** ***** ** **** ** *** *** ******** ** robotic ********* * *** ** *** ****** **** ****. ** where ** *** ****?

** ****** ** ********** *** ********'* **** ********* *** **** we **** ** ****** **** ************ **** ***** ******* **** points *** ******** ** **** **** ***** *** **** *** provide ***** ** *** *** *********. **** ** *** ** are ****** ****** ** ***** *** ** **** *** ******.

*** ********, ** ** *** ****** **** ** ******, "** replace **** ********* ****** *** **** *** *****!"

**** ** ******* **** *****; *** ********* ****** ** **** value ** *** ** **** *******.

** ****** ** **** ***** ** ******* ******** ************ ********** what *** *** ****** ** ********* *** ** **** **** points **** ** **** *** **** *****.

**, ** *** ***, ** **** **-**% **** **** ***********; (Bye...bye *** $*** **********) *** ** *** ** * ****** reliable *** *********** ****** ******** **** ****** ** ** **** both ****** *** ******* ******** ******** ************.

****, ** *** *** ** *** ***** *** ***, *** you **** *** *** *** ****** ** ** ***** **** 2022. ****, ** *** ******, **** ********** ****** ***** **** job... * **** **** **** **** *** ***** **, **'* not * *****....***.

*** ****** ** *** * **** ** **** *******

****** *** *** **** ******* *** *** *********** ******** ******. If ***** ** * ***** **** ** **** *********, **** to *** *** ***** ** ******* ** **** **** ******** provides ******** ***** * **** ****** *** **, *** * am ********* *********.

* ***'* ***** *** *** ****** **** ******* *** ********** risk ****** *** ******** ******** ***** **. *** *** *** understand **, *** **** ** **** ** *** **** **** desk ** ******* ******. **** ******, *****, ****** ** ***** high **** ********* ** ***** ******** ****** ** ****? ********. Will *** ******* ****** ********, *********, *******, ***. ** ***** them ** ****? * ****** ***** **.

*******, * **** ** ******* ********* **** **** ** **** driving ******* ***** ** *** ** **** ** ** **** day ** **** **** * **** ** ******* ** *** door ** * ******* *******. ********* ******* * *****.

****, * **** * ***** ** ****** ********** ** *** high-end ********** ******** ******** *****, *********, ***, **** ******** (**** maritime *** ***** ********) ************** **********, ******* **** *********; ********* OEM ***** **** **** *** *** **. ****, *'** ****** with *** *** ***** *********** *********... **** ** *** ** first *****...***** ******** ******.

******** ** *********** ********* *** ***** ******** ************, ***** * major ***** *** ********* ****. **** ** *** ***** ******* companies *** *** ***** *** ************ ** ******** ********* *** are ****** ****** ** **** ****** ** *** *** ******** guard *******. **** ** *********** ** **** ******. *******, ******** by ****** ***********, *** **** ******* ** *** ***-**** ******* any *******, ***** **** ** ************* *** ******** ********* ** extremely ***** *******.

** *** ******* ********* *****, * **** *** ****** ** a ****** ****** (*** * *** **** *******) ** * non-public *******, *** * ****** ********* ******.

*** **** ***** **** "******" **** *** ******* ******* *** accoustic ********** (*********, ********* ***** ********, ****** **** ********** *****) but ****** ** *** ******* ** ***** * **** ****'* been ******* ****...*** ***'* **** ** ********. *'* ** * tool ** ******* ***** ********; **** **** * ****** ** your *** *** * ****** ** ***** ***** *** ******.

*** *** **** * ***** ****** ***** ****** *****/*** *** 2 ******* **** ***. ** $**/** ****, ******* *** ******* with * ****** ** ****'*, ****'* * ****** $** ******* in *** ***** **** *****.

** * ****** *******, ****'** ** * ******* ***** **** become * *********.

*****!

* *** *** (**** *** ***** **********) **** ** * solid ********** ******** *** ******** ***-***** *** ********** **** #*. Both ** ************, ********* ******, *** ***. ***** ******* *** several **** ************ *** *****, *** *** *** *** **** of *** **** ** **** ***.

****: ********* *'** ** **** ** **** ***** ***** **** studies ** *** **** ***** **** ****.

***.***********.***

**** ******* ** **** **. **** ********** ** ****, *** has *** ***** *** ***********.

*** ** ** ******* ** * ***** ************ **** ***** this *** *** *** ***** **** * *** **** ***** the ***** ***** ** ****** ** ** **** *** *** long ****** ** **** *** ********** "**** **" **** ** it. * ******** ***** *** **** ****. **** ***** ****** do **** ***** **** *** *****.

********* *********:

**** * ********* ********* *********** ***** **** **** ****, "** you ** ******** ** ** ***, *** *** **** ******** are ***** **** ** ** *** *****-********** **** ****. ** do *** ******, ** ** *** *******!" (***** ** **** lay *** ***** *** ***.)

****, ** **** ** ** ***** *** ********* *** ***** I ***** *** **** * ******* ***** *** ** ********* skunk *****. *** *** *** ***** **** * **** **********, "EXTERMINATE!"

*** **** ******* ** ****:

****://***.*******.***/****/****/**/**/*****-********-*****-******-***-********-******-***-*********.****

******** ***** *** ***** *** *** **** **************** ** *** *********:

******* ** * ** **************** *** **** *****:

*** **** ** *** **** *********. **** *****.

** ******* ******... **'* ******* **** *** ****** ** *** ready *** ******* ** ****** (*** "******* **** *** ****** generation" ** "*** ******** ******* ***'** **** ********").

******** *****. ****'* ******* ** **** *** ***. ***** *** *ahem* ***** ******* ******* * ***** **** ******** ** ** used ** *** *****.

* ***** *** ***** ***** **** ******* **** *** ****** recovery ***** - *** ****** ** *** ***** ******* **** because *** ******** **** **** ******* ** ** "*****" *****'* mean ** *** ****** **** "*****".

********* * ***** *** *********** ******* **** *** ********* (****** to *** ***** *******.) ******** *** ******* *** ********* **** you ******* **** ** *** ** *** ******* ******* ** the ****** *** (***-********) ***** ****** ****.

*** ***** *** ** ***** ** *** **** ** *** way ** **** ** ** ****** ** **** **** ** the **** ** *** ***** ******** *** *** ******* ******. (unless **** ******* ***** ******* ** **'* *** ******* *** the ********** ** ******** **********.)

*** ** ****** **** ****** ******** **** ** *** ** all **** ******* ** *** ******** ***** ***** ****'* ********** bad ******* ** ******* ***** ********? *** *** **** ****** who ******* *** ***** ** * ******** **** **** **** water ***** *** ***** ** *** *********?

******, ** ** *** **** *****...

***** *** ****** ***** ******* ******* * ***** **** ******** to ** **** ** *** *****.

*******:

****'* ****** ********* *** ** ***********'* ***** ******** ******* *********?

***** **** ****** *** *******...

***** *****'* **** ** ** * *** ***** ******* ***** trail ** *** ********. * **** ******* ** *** **** review.

******** ***** **** ****** ****?

****://***.*********.***/****/****-**-**/******-*****-****-***-****-********-*****-********-*******-****-*******-*****

****. **** ****'* **** ****:

*****://***********.***/****-******/****/**/*****-******-***-******-*****-***-**-********-*****-**-****-********/

**** *** *******...

***********, * ******* ****** *******, ******** ** *** ******* **** its ****** *** *** "******** **** ** *** ******."

**'* ****** ******* ****'* *** ******** **** ** *****.

*** *** ********* ***** *** ******* *****! **** *** ******** a **** ** **** ** ** *** **** ******* *** put *** ***** **** ** ****.

***** *** **** *********...

*****://***.*******.***/*****?*=***-*******&*******=*****.**

** **** ******************... *** *** ***** ******* *** *** *** to ***********... *** ** *** ****'* ****.

"***** ** ******** ******" *******!

** ***** - ** *** *********** *** **** ******** ******* fight *****:

(*:**)"There *** **** ****** *** **** ** ***** ***********, ** **** ****, **** ***** ********* *** **** ****... *** *** **** **** *** **** **** **** - *** **** *** ** **** ***** **** ** *** **** ******. **, ** ****** *** ***** ****** ***, *** *********** **** **** **** **** ** *** **** - ** *** **** ** ********* **** ** *********."

*** **** **** *** **** ** **** **** ****'* ******** her ** **** ********* ***** **** **'* * ** ***, not ** ************* **********. **** ** *** ***** *** ****** recognition ************ (***** ** *****'* - *** *****), *** ***** showing ** ** *** **** **** * **** ** * row *** *** ***** *** **** **** ****** ** * criminal?

**** ** * ******** *** **** **** *** ** ***********'* beta ******* *********** ** ***** ******, ** (***********.***). ** *** ****** ** *** **** **** ***** ** a **** ** *** *********** ******* ********* *** *** - which ******* ****** **** *** ***** *** *** ** **** Ms. ***** ****** *****:

*:** ... *** **** *** ****** ***** ********. *** *** guards ** ** **** ****** *** *** *****.

*****://*******.***/*************/******/******************

***** **** ** ******* *** *** ***** *** *** ***** running **** *** *** ** ******** ******** ******. ********* *** last ****?

#*****************

*** **** ********* *** ******* ** *** ***** **** *** Pet ******* ** *** ****** *******, ******* ** *** *****?? Disgraceful!!!

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