Microsoft Using Robots For Security Guards
Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus is now being guarded by robots. No it’s not April Fools Day, we are deadly serious. You would be forgiven for thinking that Microsoft’s campus was like a scene from a science fiction film but it is happening we can assure you. Apparently the K5 security guard robots made by robotics company Knightscope stand at 5 feet tall and weigh 300 pounds
Thankfully they are not armed guards but they do come with a host of alarms, sirens, and also cameras. The “daleks” monitor and patrol the grounds of Microsoft’s campus and if anything untoward is noticed then it will either set off an alarm or has the ability to notify a human security guard to send tot he relevant incident. Are we now in an age where all of those sic-fi films and predictions of what we would have in the future are coming true? We recently wrote about the Back To The Future Hoverboard and now this. We really are in 2014 aren’t we!