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Fallen in the line of duty

April 25, 2017.

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It’s robots vs. humans. Last year, a Knightscope security robot knocked over a toddler in a shopping centre. This year, one of its colleagues was tipped over in an altercation with a drunk. The robot escaped with a few scratches. Knightscope, a company from Mountain View, charges 7 $ per hour for its security robots which, among other things, can read 300 license plates per minute, stream 360-degree videos, detect guns (soon), and alert live security guards in case of anomalies. Among Knightscope’s clients are Microsoft and the Sacramento Kings.

Ars Technica, “Silicon Valley security robot beat up in parking lot, police say.”