No Marketing Gimmick, Sharp Security Robot Targets Professional Market

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Oct 17, 2016

Security robots are getting a lot of attention.

Unfortunately, this is often for wrong reasons, most spectacularly highlighted by the Knightscope robot running into a toddler. It certainly does not help that the Knightscope machine is designed to look like a movie prop.

That could change. Sharp is getting into the security business with an off-road capable robot, set to rollout in early 2017. Sharp's robot looks more like a lunar explorer than a movie prop, and is built to cover terrain that would render the Knightscope unit immobile.

Representatives from Sharp provided details on their new security robot for this report, and we examine its details and tradeoffs inside.

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