K5

A white, rocket shaped rolling robot stands outside a building.
Patrol time. Photo: Knightscope

K5 is an autonomous crime-fighting security robot. It uses cameras and other sensors, as well as its commanding physical presence, to patrol malls, offices, and parking lots, always on the lookout for suspicious behavior.

Creator

Knightscope

Year
2013
Country
United States 🇺🇸
Categories
Features
A security guard that never needs a break. Video: Knightscope

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Overall Rating

Average Rating: 4.1 stars (738 ratings)

Current Ranking: #95 top rated

Would you want this robot?

77% said yes (726 ratings)

Current Ranking: #96 most wanted

Appearance

Neutral

Most rated "Somewhat Friendly" (1,712 ratings)

Current Ranking: #164 creepiest

Did you know?

Knightscope robots have helped in many law enforcement cases, including vehicle break-ins, apprehending a thief, and tracking down a vandal.

A rocket shaped rolling robot with glowing blue lights stands outside a substation.
Protecting and serving. Photo: Knightscope

Specs

Overview

Autonomous presence with live 360-degree video streaming and real-time notifications. Able to detect environmental anomalies, concealed weapons, and radiation. Can be equipped with license plate recognition and forensic capabilities.

Status

Ongoing

Year

2013

Website
Width
85.09 cm
Height
158.75 cm
Length
91.44 cm
Weight
180.53 kg
Speed
4.8 km/h
Sensors

GPS, 360-degree HD video, lidar sensor, thermal imaging camera, night-vision camera, audio recording system. Biological, chemical, and radiation detection sensors. Proximity sensors.

Software

Mapping and navigation. Optical character recognition. Behavioral analysis.

Cost
$7 to $12 per hour of security work