If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
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When you partner with Knightscope for an Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) deployment, you also gain a deployment specialist, a 24/7/365 robot health and monitoring team we call the Knightscope Network Operations Center (KNOC), and a Client Experience (CX) team. Each one of these play a significant role in ensuring the success of the deployment, and the CX team is your primary point of contact for all operational matters. They can configure patrol schedules, set up alert thresholds, build alert protocols, customize triggers for the broadcast messages - by people detection, location, time or random – and even help create Persons of Interest (POI) profiles or Be On The Lookout (BOLO). But most importantly we also empower clients to do all of this through your very own Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC) web-based user-interface account! When your Knightscope deployment specialist arrives at your site, they will begin mapping areas where you foresee the ASR patrolling or providing a static presence to be the greatest benefit to your particular application.
"So, we wanted to be proactive in ensuring the safety of all of our physicians, Associates and patients who visit The Children's Hospital. The robots will serve as a first line of defense to help detect and root out any potential security situations before they ever rise to the level of becoming a security threat."
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The first rule about the mall robot appears to be: "Don't talk about the mall robot." Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto had mall robots, one of which was famously accused of knocking over a small child. How many robots did the posh mall have at the time? How many does it have now? When and why did the shopping center rid itself of autonomous patrollers?
The Huntingdon Park police near Los Angeles has rolled out several robot police in public spaces around the city. However, reports and testimonies reveal that these autonomous police robots may not serve any purpose at all. The inefficiency of the supposed virtual police that secure the parks in Los Angeles (instead of actual human police officers) was highlighted when the Knightscope police robot ignored a distressed woman. A woman in a park near Los Angeles attempted to summon the futuristic police robot when a fight broke out in the area. Instead of responding to the distress call of the woman, the K5 model named "HP RoboCop," ignored her report and told her to "step out of the way," as earlier reported in NBC News.
If there was an emergency and you saw a police robot patrolling the area, a reasonable person would expect that simply pushing its emergency alert button would call for help. That's what a California woman reportedly tried to do. In reality, the robot told her to get out of the way and carried on with its business. According to NBC News, Cogo Guebara noticed the police robot when a fight broke out in the parking lot of Salt Lake Park. However, despite pressing the emergency alert button multiple times, the robot merely asked Guebara to step aside and continued to scoot along its preprogrammed path, occasionally telling people to keep the park clean.
When a fight broke out recently in the parking lot of Salt Lake Park, a few miles south of downtown Los Angeles, Cogo Guebara did what seemed the most practical thing at the time: she ran over to the park's police robot to push its emergency alert button. "I was pushing the button but it said, 'step out of the way,'" Guebara said. "It just kept ringing and ringing, and I kept pushing and pushing." She thought maybe the robot, which stands about 5 feet tall and has "POLICE" emblazoned on its egg-shaped body, wanted a visual of her face, so she crouched down for the camera. Without a response, Rudy Espericuta, who was with Guebara and her children at the time, dialed 911.
UK workers are sabotaging and assaulting workplace robots in an attempt to stop them taking their jobs, finds study. But for some manual workers they have found their own ways of stopping the robots' rise to world domination - by confusing them. The study by De Montfort University in Leicester which looked into the use of robotics in healthcare concluded that UK workers are particularly apposed to the introduction of the intelligent machines into the work place. Compared to Norway where the study found co-working robots are often given affectionate names and welcomed. Jonathan Payne, Professor of Work, Employment and Skills, said: 'We heard stories of workers standing in the way of robots, and minor acts of sabotage - and not playing along with them.' Adding: 'The UK seems to have a problem with diffusion and take-up of technology.'
Give us your feedback, and we'll help you learn more about where and how police security robots are being used This summer, the police department in Huntington Park, California debuted the newest member of its squad: A 400 pound autonomous robot developed by Knightscope Inc. The sleek "RoboCop" has gotten a fair amount of attention for its patrols of the local park, including a featured segment on NBC's "Today" show. MuckRock's JPat Brown, submitted a California Public Records Act request for materials related to the robot's use and, through a release earlier this month, found that the machine was equipped with the ability to scan and store license plate information and video footage, which it can then "analyze" for bystanders and potential criminals. MuckRock wants your help in learning more about how these machines are being used and acquired. The roving robot security guard has found employment with private companies, malls, casinos, and airports, but the use by official law enforcement is still in its earlier stages.