Knightscope has unveiled its five feet tall, 300-pound crime fighting robot. According to the company the robot is designed…
…to augment private security services on corporate campuses and in large, vacant buildings and warehouses. Tedious and monotonous monitoring should be handled by the K5, leaving ‘hands-on’ activities to security personnel…
We founded Knightscope after what happened at Sandy Hook. You are never going to have an armed officer in every school. (source)
Not everyone is pleased about the development of K5.
Marc Rotenberg, director of the Electronic Privacy and Information Center said:
This is like R2-D2’s evil twin. Once you enter public space and collect images and sound recordings, you have entered another realm. This is the kind of pervasive surveillance that has put people on edge.
Chris Carrington is a writer, researcher and lecturer with a background in science, technology and environmental studies. Chris is an editor for The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared. Wake the flock up!