Knightscope recently unveiled K5, a RoboCop-type beta prototype that will predict and prevent crime with an innovative combination of hardware, software and social engagement.
Knightscope was judged as one of three top start-ups at the Plug and Play Winter Expo in Sunnyvale, CA, and was honoured with the 2013 Outstanding Robotic Crime Prevention & Startup Company of the Year award.
Resembling the famous R2D2, the sleek egg-shaped Knightscope K5 Autonomous Data Machine utilises a combination of autonomous robots and predictive analytics to gather important real-time on-site data with numerous sensors.
Data collected through these sensors is processed through our predictive analytics engine, combined with existing business, government and crowd-sourced social data sets, and subsequently assigned an alert level that determines when the community and the authorities should be notified of a concern.
If an alert is pushed, the K5 machine will turn on all of its sensors to allow the entire community to review everything and also contribute important real-time information.