"WTF?!?!? Who is Brian Karas?!?" Exclaims Knightscope

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 21, 2016

Knightscope co-founder Stacy Stephens emailed us:

He may not have intended to send it to us and he probably can figure out who Brian Karas is, (e.g., on LinkedIn). His objection was to us criticizing his company in a recent post about their competitor Sharp.

The problem is: Knightscope is reckless. They are a danger to themselves, to the emerging security robot market and, by extension, to the security industry as a whole.

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