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#1 Hum

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:19

A Silicon Valley company has introduced what may prove the next generation in night watchmen – a 5-foot-tall, 300-pound crime-fighting robot designed to stand sentry in the wee hours of the night.

The K5 Autonomous Data Machine is intended “to augment private security services on corporate campuses and in large, vacant buildings and warehouses," according to its developer, Knightscope, which added, "Tedious and monotonous monitoring should be handled by the K5, leaving ‘hands-on’ activities to security personnel.”

“This is like R2-D2’s evil twin,” Marc Rotenberg, director of the Electronic Privacy and Information Center, a privacy rights consortium located in Washington, D.C., explained to The Times.

“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.”

Knightscope says the K5 “utilizes a combination of autonomous robots and predictive analytics to provide a commanding but friendly physical presence while gathering important real-time on-site data with numerous sensors.

“Data collected through these sensors,” the company adds, “is processed through our predictive analytics engine, combined with existing business, government and crowd-sourced social data sets, and subsequently assigned an alert level that determines when the community and the authorities should be notified of a concern.”

The Times writes the robot – whose sticker price has not been revealed -- will employ a video camera, thermal imaging sensors, a laser range finder, radar, air quality sensors, as well as a microphone.

Knightscope adds the robot will also utilize GPS, a night-vision camera, and biological, chemical and radiation detection systems.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:25

RoboCop isn't a robot.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:26

Android.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:59

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Dalek ?



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:36

Android.

 

Robocop was a cyborg not an android. An android is a robot made to look like a human, so this is not that either.

 

Nor is it a Dalek, as a Dalek is a biological organism inside an armed travel machine.

 

This is just a robot; pure and simple.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:11

but it looks like a dalek



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:13

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Direct link as you only linked to Fox News front page. ;)

Robocop was a cyborg not an android. An android is a robot made to look like a human, so this is not that either.

Nor is it a Dalek, as a Dalek is a biological organism inside an armed travel machine.

This is just a robot; pure and simple.


Robo - Cop. A robot that's a cop. Get it? :woot:

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:09

Direct link as you only linked to Fox News front page. ;)


Robo - Cop. A robot that's a cop. Get it? :woot:

 

Robocop was a cyborg not an android. An android is a robot made to look like a human, so this is not that either.

 

Nor is it a Dalek, as a Dalek is a biological organism inside an armed travel machine.

 

This is just a robot; pure and simple.

 

Gundam = Robowarrior  :shiftyninja:



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:14

It looks kinda harmless to me.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:19

Sure it's not some sort of Amazon delivery vehicle?



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:23

http://www.filmofili...p-concept-1.jpg

 

this is a REAL RoboCop. this would make me even pee myself



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:31

Knightscope adds the robot will also utilize ... biological, chemical and radiation detection systems.

 

What is this "watchman" supposed to be watching? I was thinking a replacement for a security guard at a warehouse at first, but this is really overkill.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:16

It looks kinda harmless to me.

Wait till they add mini-nukes. :ninja:

 

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:05

Robocop was a cyborg not an android. An android is a robot made to look like a human, so this is not that either.

 

Nor is it a Dalek, as a Dalek is a biological organism inside an armed travel machine.

 

This is just a robot; pure and simple.

So the Terminator is Android, that explains a lot :p



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:12

http://www.filmofili...p-concept-1.jpg

 

this is a REAL RoboCop. this would make me even pee myself

Meh that just like a human in body armor.