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K5 security robots patrols Microsoft campus in Silicon Valley

Update: The robots by Knightscope were thought to be used for security reasons in the compound, but the reason is something absolutely different. Microsoft is known to be an innovative giant and it has come up with something unique again by beefing up its Silicon Valley Complex with robotic security guards by Knightscope. Sounds really safe, isn’t it? These robots weigh 136 kgs and measure 1.5 m in terms of height. These robots have become popular not only in the Silicon Valley, but also on the tech world now. According to the makers, these robots are more than capable to do tasks that their human counterparts would do.k5-security-robots

The next generation security guards are really handy when it comes to securing a building as they do not have tiring saturation like humans. They are equipped with several important features that can hail them in the Silicon Valley. It will not be long before they become a phenomenon in the Silicon Valley in terms of security.

These robots are very active, tireless and equipped with laser beams along with cameras and hence, ignoring them is a tough task for the criminals. They can also detect explosives and other similar threats. The K5 security robots became the talk of the town these days and come in very handy to the companies, and Microsoft is giving a free marketing for the robot makers (may be win-win?!).

Natural calamities, and other severe problems can also be tackled easily by these robots. The robots are bullet shaped and are capable of sensing the voices around them, and are even capable of checking the license plates of the vehicles and register them in their database. It eliminates the chance of anything suspicious to happen in the Microsoft premises.

Although these robots do not possess any weapons with them, but they can be really a helpful security guard considering their abilities and non tiring nature. They are able to detect bombs and raise an alarm for them straight away.

They work on batteries and hence, the security can be facilitated for 24 hours without any exhaustion. These robots are manufactured by Knightscope and they are proud of their product. They are also confident of the fact that these robots will become the next generation security guards for many companies than not.

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7 comments

  1. MS known as innovative? By whom? MS is known as a 'me too' who for the most part has succeeded thanks to its desktop monopoly. When 'innovative' comes up one thinks Apple these days, and IBM and HP in the past. MS? Never.

  2. LOOKS LIKE "The dälek EXTERMINATE.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalek

    "Listeni/ˈdɑːlɛks/ are a fictional extraterrestrial race of mutants principally portrayed in the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. The Daleks were conceived by science-fiction writer Terry Nation and first appeared in the 1963 Doctor Who serial The Daleks, in the shells designed by Raymond Cusick.
    Within the programme narrative, Daleks are an extraterrestrial race of cyborgs created by the scientist Davros during the final years of a thousand-year war against the Thals. He genetically modified his race (known as the Kaleds), and integrated them with a tank-like, robotic, mechanical shell. His final modification was to remove their ability to feel pity, compassion, or remorse. The Daleks soon came to view themselves as the supreme race in the universe and began a conquest of universal domination and extermination. Various storylines portray them as having had every emotion removed except hate, leaving them with a desire to purge the Universe of all non-Dalek life. Collectively they are the greatest enemies of the series' protagonist, the Time Lord known as the Doctor. During a conflict with the Time Lords, the Daleks were almost completely killed off. This took place off-screen between the 1996 television movie and the 2005 revived series, and was depicted in the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor". Their defeat was a plot point in several episodes. They are popularly known for their catchphrase "Exterminate!" and are a well-recognised reference in British popular culture."

  3. LOOKS LIKE "The dälek EXTERMINATE.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalek

    "Listeni/ˈdɑːlɛks/ are a fictional extraterrestrial race of mutants principally portrayed in the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. The Daleks were conceived by science-fiction writer Terry Nation and first appeared in the 1963 Doctor Who serial The Daleks, in the shells designed by Raymond Cusick.
    Within the programme narrative, Daleks are an extraterrestrial race of cyborgs created by the scientist Davros during the final years of a thousand-year war against the Thals. He genetically modified his race (known as the Kaleds), and integrated them with a tank-like, robotic, mechanical shell. His final modification was to remove their ability to feel pity, compassion, or remorse. The Daleks soon came to view themselves as the supreme race in the universe and began a conquest of universal domination and extermination. Various storylines portray them as having had every emotion removed except hate, leaving them with a desire to purge the Universe of all non-Dalek life. Collectively they are the greatest enemies of the series' protagonist, the Time Lord known as the Doctor. During a conflict with the Time Lords, the Daleks were almost completely killed off. This took place off-screen between the 1996 television movie and the 2005 revived series, and was depicted in the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor". Their defeat was a plot point in several episodes. They are popularly known for their catchphrase "Exterminate!" and are a well-recognised reference in British popular culture."

  4. I wonder if these security robots would be as easy to defeat as the security 'bots in the "Deus Ex" video game, which, incidentally, are armed with machine guns.

  5. Ms. Claridge?

  6. The K5 Security Robots definitely look like updated Daleks even though they don't have any weapons. The author really should have proofread the article because it looks very unprofessional to let something like "They can also detect explosives and other similar vices." slip through.

  7. The K5 Security Robots definitely look like updated Daleks even though they don't have any weapons. The author really should have proofread the article because it looks very unprofessional to let something like "They can also detect explosives and other similar vices." slip through.

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