Arsenal of robots-guards Knightscope replenished with all-terrain model K7
Robotics from the Silicon Valley after a series of incidents with a clunky model K5 finally introduced a new type of artificial guard. This four-wheeled robot-buggy K7 length of 3 m and a height of 1.5 m, designed to move over rough terrain. Together with K7, the K1 model was also introduced, the interest in which turned out to be much lower.
K1 is a robotic inspection station, a stationary object for scanning visitors in buildings, which uses millimeter radiation and AI technologies to search for hidden weapons and prohibited items. In Knightscope they say that he copes with work much better than the typical framework of metal detectors and police guards. Yes, and his services are at least twice cheaper than hired professionals – the company’s robots are rented at a rate of $ 7 per hour.
The K7 is positioned as the fastest and mobile robot of the brand, and it’s not a joke. After the fall of the K5th into the fountains, the reputation is urgently needed, so the company’s representatives said that the K7 will ride on sand, gravel, grass and curbs at a speed of 5 km / h and above. Do not overturn and do not fall – that’s his key advantage over past models in the “turret on wheels” format.
K7 can move both autonomously and by operator’s commands, but the maximum danger for the perpetrator is if the robot catches up and hits the leg. It is a platform for a set of cameras and sensors, weapons can not carry and the term guard would be more correct to replace the “observer”. Plus in Knightscope for the umpteenth time dodged the answer to the question “when will their products learn to swim?”