Remember how Wall E fought the bad robots and saved the entire world from destruction and ultimately revived mankind? A vision like that is not far from reality. A latest MIT Technology Review report states that five high-tech human-sized robots are deployed outside Microsoft’s Silicon Valley office entrance guarding the property and preventing any unruly activity. Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series S
A California-based startup Knightscope has built K5, a robot that is specifically made to monitor corporate and college campuses, shopping malls, and schools. K5 looks supremely cute, in no way giving out the ‘I-will-take-over-humanity’ vibe. The robot is five-feet tall, weighs 300 pounds and has hidden high-tech ammos inside a pearly white dome shaped body. It is packed with four kitted cameras, electric motors, GPS, a laser range finger and sensors that detect smartphones, humans and weather. Also Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
The startup has been working and testing the K5 robot since 2013, and four more robots will be deployed in another unnamed tech multinational before the end of 2014. “This takes away the monotonous and sometimes dangerous work, and leaves the strategic work to law enforcement or private security, depending on the application,” Knightscope co-founder and vice president of sales and marketing Stacy Stephens said in the report. Also Read - Top 5 Minecraft Mobile seeds to build a world and where to find them
Even though, the immediate deployment of these robots seem rather remote, several dozen potential customers are reportedly interested, including lots of security companies weary of high guard turnover. Knightscope hopes to start putting robots to work at a variety of companies in the first half of next year.