Knightscope has announced that the City of New York and the New York Police Department (NYPD) have launched the Knightscope K5 security robot service in a Manhattan subway station.
According to the company, the first two weeks will be spent on training, configuration and setup protocols for the autonomous robot to navigate followed by patrol activities between the hours of 12am and 6am.
“Today we are launching a pilot program to test the Knightscope K5 security robot,” said Mayor Eric Adams, City of New York at a press conference.
“The NYPD must be on the forefront of technology and be two steps ahead of those utilizing technology to hurt New Yorkers.”
“Twenty-two years and ten days ago, I committed to help better secure our country,” said William Santana Li, Knightscope’s CEO.
“I’ve never been as proud of Knightscope and our relentless team as I am today seeing our robot in Federal Blue wearing an NYPD patch on its shoulder.”