- The United States continues to experience acts of anger and hatred stemming from sharp partisan divides that are often ideological and historical in nature
- California-based Knightscope has been developing a line of autonomous security robots (“ASRs”) designed to monitor activities at clients’ properties and report concerns to security personnel
- The robots come in one stationary and two mobile models capable of using AI to monitor, record and transmit data stemming from features including facial recognition, heat sensors, audio and data transmissions and video in low-light circumstances
- Knightscope’s founders have developed a mission of making the United States the safest country in the world through client contracts for the ASRs
Recent years have seen a growing polarization of societal groups across the planet, driven not only by political forces but now also by frustrations over health sciences and reawakened discord in race relations that sometimes lead to violent interactions between people on ideological grounds rather than the physical needs that so commonly spawn crime. It’s a trend that has also awakened a call for better vigilance from Autonomous security robot (“ASR”) developer Knightscope.
“Americans are by and large entrenched in their political and cultural tribes, and virtually nothing can budge them out of their partisan voting lanes,” Time magazine intoned following last year’s elections in the United States. “America remains deeply polarized, few voters are truly persuadable, and angry gridlock will likely dominate Washington D.C.” (https://ibn.fm/CNLuU).
“Sovereign power of the people does not mean that mobs and other groups of people can intervene to intimidate or force government action,” a senior leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told frequently partisan U.S. members in an appeal for unity during a religious broadcast earlier this month. “There are many political issues, and no party, platform or individual candidate can satisfy all personal preferences. Each citizen must therefore decide which issues are most important to him or her at any particular time … It may require changing party support or candidate choices, even from election to election” (https://ibn.fm/JQBuw).
Last year’s political protests and rioting over police powers gave way to the storming of the U.S. Capitol by malcontents in January while Congress was in session, and then the mass shootings in March that marked the first such incidents to take place since the pandemic brought many aspects of normal daily interaction to a standstill. And the discord is further evident in medical technology pioneer Moderna’s recent declaration that it believed it was necessary to spend more than $1 million on security for its CEO and other company executives as it was in the process of rolling out one of the leading vaccines to combat the pandemic.
“In response to the increased profile of our company and our executives as we pursued the development of a vaccine against COVID-19, in 2020 the company authorized the provision of personal and home security services to certain” executives, the company’s most recent proxy filing states, as reported by Trade magazine Security (https://ibn.fm/dddEb).
Knightscope founder and CEO William Santana Li, a New York City native, said he became “profoundly pissed off” by the terrorist attacks on America’s infrastructure back in 2001, and made it his personal mission to help the country’s private entities and their government become more secure.
The company has rolled out three models of ASRs so far — a stationary, in-building K1 robot that is able to monitor for a variety of high-tech data points, ranging from a 360-degree video feed’s facial recognition prowess to data broadcasts and thermal fluctuations.
The company’s K3 model in an indoor mobile unit designed to patrol hallways and office space as desired by clients, while the K5 unit takes Knightscope’s ASR sentry offering outside to patrol the grounds of the clients’ property.
Testimonials about the K5’s performance at a Las Vegas apartment complex include a police department report that the property went from being in the top three for 911 calls in the area to no longer being in the top 10. (even though the ASRs are simply high-tech non-defensive, unarmed monitors capable of observing, recording and communicating requested information via the Knightscope Security Operations Center). https://ibn.fm/6st3U.
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