The Knightscope K5 – A Real World Robocop
Autonomous Data Machines – “Predict and Prevent Crime”
While Detroit may erect a statue of the Robocop from the movies, other locations are soon deploying Knightscope K5 robots. While the machine looks like a cross between R2D2 and a conehead, the 300-pound robot is designed to be a huge asset to law enforcement. In my opinion, it certainly looks large enough to be a deterrent. Just knowing that it is following and monitoring you would make one think twice. It is intended to be a supplemental tool to law enforcement and not a replacement to human officers.