Security Robots?

April 5th, 2018

I don’t know about you but I grew up hearing about the future of robots and their integration into our society.  From the world of the Jetsons on television to the stories of hobbyists building robots in their garages, it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that robots would be part of our future.

Now, the future is here and we are seeing more and more uses of robots in business applications.  Car manufacturers have used robots in their assembly lines for years and we have seen companies like Amazon deploy fleets of robots in their distribution warehouses.Free stock photo of technology, science, toys, device

Now it seems that the time has come for robots to be used in physical security applications.  Companies like Knightscope and Cobalt Robotics are building robots to be used to help protect commercial facilities.  A recent article in Security Sales and Integration magazine said that Cobalt just closed a $13 million series A funding round to help them build their business.  To see Cobalt’s vision of how their security robots could be deployed, see their YouTube video.

In time, we will learn more about the success of using these security robots to protect facilities and properties.  For now, it is fun to watch the development of these new technologies.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at scotth@verifiedsecurity.com.

-Scott Hightower, Verified Security