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Robotics Research
Posted on May 14, 2019

Security robots have facial recognition

Knightscope Inc a developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on enhancing US security operations, announced that facial recognition software utilizing deep learning to detect, analyze and compare faces is now available, in beta format, on its K1 security robot platform to help enhance Workplace Violence Prevention (WVP) programs for companies across the United States. For more information see the IDTechEx report on New Robotics and drones 2018-2038.
 
"According to OSHA, 58% of senior managers have been threatened by an employee, and about 2 million employees report some type of workplace violence each year in the US," said Stacy Stephens, former police officer, EVP and chief client officer at Knightscope. "Knightscope is providing its clients with a way to ingest images of known threats and persons of interest to provide an additional layer of protection for the places we visit and work."
 
Knightscope has been testing its beta release of facial recognition with existing client, Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif. "Knightscope's enhanced capabilities provide Pechanga with added levels of security that were not possible before," said Robert Krauss, Vice President of Public Safety at Pechanga Resort Casino. "We began working with Knightscope and their security robots over a year ago. Pechanga knew the technology would be another tool for the resort-casino's 350-person public safety team in maintaining wellbeing for our guests and team members."
 
The Knightscope K1 is a stationary machine optimized for use at ingress and egress points and runs 24/7. Suitable for outdoor or indoor environments and features Custom Concierge capabilities allowing for a human-to-machine two-way dialoguet. It is a simple installation by Knightscope and can be branded with custom graphics. It utilizes a standard 110v power outlet and transfers data through 4G LTE, WiFi, or Ethernet.
 
Applications:
  • Parking Lots and Parking Structures
  • Pedestrian Entrances
  • Lobby and Reception Areas
  • High-Risk Areas
  • Remote or Distant Areas
  • Help and Assistance Points
  • Transportation Shuttle Stops
  • Challenging Retrofits
 
Source and top image: Knightscope Inc
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