Security robot company Knightscope has two different guard bots, both of which look like Daleks designed by Tim Cook-era Apple.
Slick, bulb-shaped machines, they bristle with cameras, sensors, and lights, and are covered in white plastic.
Uber previously tested some Knightscope robots as parking lot guards, like mobile security cameras scanning for people and reading license plates. Now, Knightscope is dreaming bigger, and looking for investors online.
Using the “equity crowdfunding platform” SeedInvest, Knightscope is looking for capital.
A Knightscope executive who was speaking about the robot brand said; “We started Knightscope because we were horrified by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook and the impact of 9/11 on our country. And now the ongoing daily increase in violence globally has intensified our efforts.
“We want to build something great for our country and we believe down to our bones that we can use technology to help build safer, engaged communities while significantly reducing costs and reducing crime.
That spark has turned into a grander vision to cut the annual $1 trillion negative economic impact of crime on the U.S. in half!” He added.
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