KnightScope ADM – New York City RoboCop

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KnightScope ADM is bringing the New York City RoboCop to a street near you.

Founded by William Santana, Knightscope ADM is a company focused on manufacturing a line of ADM’s (Autonomous Data Machines). In the same fashion, they are introducing the digital surveillance idea to major cities, like the New York City Robocop.

Think of this as a machine walking around one of New York City events gathering analytics from a farther distance than humans can normally see. For example, Hollywood has introduced many high-security concepts over the year through film | print. From Jason Bourne using top-secret computers to get ahead. To Minority Report, a film based on using futuristic technology for surveillance. We are no strangers to futuristic ideas with robotic engineered security.

The military has tested applications for years.

In addition, the concept of utilizing robotics for law enforcement has been around for ages.   As a result, companies like the KnightScope ADM are trying to make higher security possible.  However, there are very few verticals utilizing ADM’s and are mostly limited to security and military application.

The idea of higher security is very appealing to our society.  KnightScope ADM however, is selling the idea by positioning the robotic solution as an extra pair of smart eyes and ears to current law enforcement.

The company has two types of models; K5 and the K10.

Advanced features include:

Advanced Anomaly Detection with KnightScope ADM – The Knight Scope uses software-powered analytics and modern-day sensors. Analyze images (OCR capabilities).

Autonomous Presence

Gun Detection

Forensic Capabilities – Hard data (license plates, signals, etc.), Capture temperature and air quality readings.

Several partners are buying into the idea of replacing humans with robots. For example, both Securitas and Allied Universal have pledged channel partner relationships with KnightScope. In addition, the robots can coexist and navigate through complex environments. Determine proximity and location of objects. Also, record audio and video provide 3d environment mapping (including thermal and nighttime imaging) using ultrasonic, infrared, radar and lidar sensors.

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