The Microsoft campus in Mountain View, California had a few new robotic additions to its team earlier this month.
During a temporary demonstration, five security robots from Knightscope were deployed at Microsoft's Silicon Valley office, autonomously patrolling the outside of a building.
These 5-foot tall, 300-pound computerized security guards are known as K5. They come equipped with a series of sensor features, including high-def, omnidirectional video capture that allows for 360-degree monitoring around the entire unit, microphones, thermal imaging, ultrasonic, infrared, radar, and optical character recognition for scanning license plates. They even have sensors that monitor the air quality for "specified particulates," most likely dangerous chemicals.Read More »