Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Robot Security Guard 'Commits Suicide'

A robot security guard has "committed suicide" by drowning itself a public fountain after just a few days on the job.

The Knightscope K5 robot, which bears a striking resemblance to a Dalek, had been brought in to patrol the area outside the Georgetown Waterfront shopping centre and office complex in Washington DC.

It was found face-down in the fountain on Monday afternoon, after apparently tumbling down some steps into the water.

The K5 robot stands about 5 feet tall, weighs 300lbs (over 21 stone), and has a maximum speed of 18 miles per hour - although it usually moves at 1 to 3 miles per hour. Knightscope claims the security robot is better than a human guard, because it never gets bored of its job.


It is equipped with a range of sensors - including a 360-degree camera, thermal imaging sensors, a laser range finder and radar - which are supposed to enable it to move around autonomously.

It is designed to prevent crime by detecting abnormal noises and temperature changes, scanning car number plates and checking them against a police database, and using facial recognition technology to spot known criminals.

If it detects any security threats, it can squeak, whistle and make other loud noises intended to scare off criminals, as well as alerting the local authorities.

But sadly, it got bored and decided to end it by committing ‘suicide’! LOOOOOOL


6 comments:

  1. Saying it committed suicide is going overboard. It simply rolled and didnt have hands to push himself back up

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  3. It was a mechanical fault or not properly programmed

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