Knightscope Creates AI-equipped Sentinels to Keep America’s Industries and Institutions Safe

November 9, 2020 15:53:46
  • Security robot developer Knightscope has created autonomous sentry models that patrol properties and collect data to maintain a heightened level of public safety
  • The company currently markets a K1 stationary machine, K3 indoor machine and K5 outdoor machine that have helped criminal incident investigators and provide a measure of deterrence simply through their presence
  • The privately held company is backed by over 16,000 investors and four major corporations and has raised more than $70 million since its inception in 2013
  • Robots’ features include 360-degree eye-level HD streaming video, people detection and facial recognition features, automatic license plate recognition, thermal anomaly detection, and automatic signal detection
  • A security project for the Veterans Administration this year marked Knightscope’s first agreement with the federal government

Autonomous Security Robot developer Knightscope is using the technological prowess of artificial intelligence in its roving mechanical sentinels as a futuristic means of responding to the nation’s security needs and shortcomings inherent in personnel issues.

Knightscope’s automated sentinels have the capacity to patrol properties on a 24/7 basis 365 days a year, potentially averting crime merely through their presence and retrieving data that can then be used strategically by monitoring personnel to solve crimes that have taken place.

The various robot models feature 360-degree eye-level HD streaming video, people detection and facial recognition features, automatic license plate recognition, thermal anomaly detection, and automatic signal detection.

Knightscope robots have demonstrated their capabilities in a number of emergency response situations. The company notes they have assisted in arrests stemming from armed robbery and vehicle theft, burglary and property damage incidents. One security robot’s thermal camera identified a heat anomaly within a business that alerted responders to a developing fire hazard. Other data assists in law enforcement investigations have included cases involving fraud, hit and run damage, bicycle thefts and sexual predators (

In July, the company announced an agreement to use one of its models at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veteran’s Hospital in San Antonio, Texas — Knightscope’s first federal government project and one it hopes the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police Department will expand to more government client opportunities ( The company celebrated the robot’s deployment in a social media post this month (

Knightscope is a private company backed by more than 16,000 investors and four major corporations, and has raised more than $70 million since it began in 2013.

“Our long-term mission is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world – and with your continued support, we will reimagine public safety, together, at a time when our Nation needs it most,” the company’s chairman and CEO William Santana Li states (

For more information, visit the company’s website at

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