Wagswoofs – On Wednesday, November 22, commuters at the Times Square subway station were able to catch a glimpse of the Knightscope K5 Autonomous Security Robot of the NYPD.
From midnight to 6 am, the 420-pound robot patrols alongside two NYPD officers as a crime deterrent. It is equipped with a 360-degree camera on its head, ensuring that no potential threat goes unnoticed.
The robot resembles a penguin in shape and unfortunately, it is not capable of navigating stairs. Nonetheless, live footage captured by its cameras is transmitted to the NYPD headquarters situated in the downtown area of Manhattan.
The K5 robot is equipped to serve as an additional set of eyes and a mobile call box. In the future, law enforcement officials plan to utilize the robot to attend to emergency calls made to 911 within the police station. This will enable them to gain a closer and more accurate understanding of the situation at hand.