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Microsoft tests Knightscope’s robot security guards at its Silicon Valley campus

Update: The robots weren’t deployed for security reasons, but it was the part of the show held at the Microsoft Campus. Microsoft is in the news again by beefing up its Silicon Valley Complex with few Hollywood sci-fi thriller kind of robotic security guards by Knightscope. 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 in the tech world now. According to the makers, these robots are more than capable to do tasks that their human counterparts would do.microsoft-knightscope-security-robot

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 be helpful to guard 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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  1. I say the movie.

  2. This article was a painful read. "Sounds really safe, isn’t it?", "but also on the tech world now", "several important features that can hail them in the Silicon Valley", etc.
    A vital part of the writing process is proofreading what you're written.

  3. So they do nothing at all…and that makes us more secure..Emp grenade and its down.

  4. honestly ,,, put a trash bag over it or spray paint ,,, its done,,, and a can of adhesive.

  5. Instead of calling the robots "CP3O" or some such term, I suggest they name them "4Q2" after one of the robots in "Hardware Wars".

  6. Reminds me of the movie, "Chopping Mall" – just add weapons and we have the makings of a new horror film!

  7. The daleks are back, where's Dr Who when you need him.

  8. And how is that any different than throwing a real grenade at a real guard in this real world we live in where emp grenades don't exist?

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