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US, Washington DC security robot commit ‘suicide’

United States, the ‘death’ of a security robot in a Washington DC office fountain spark lot of criticism for Technology… Suicidal robot making waves online.

Resembling R2-D2 from the Star Wars franchise, the K5 security robot was rolled out by California-based Knightscope in 2014. The Knightscope K5 is an autonomous security robot already being deployed in malls, sports stadiums and corporate campuses.

The 5ft tall androids are equipped with four cameras and designed to assist law enforcement or beef up security in commercial developments.

Knightscope has announced that it plans to install a “gun detection” feature in its fleet of robots.