The 404 1,201: Where REL comes out of the dungeon (podcast)
REL gets our attention with a press conference that exposes his role-playing days back in high school, but we should probably start today's 404 episode with a few words about how CBS squeezed a football game into the Beyonce concert last night.
The K5 robot, developed by Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Knightscope, is designed to be a surveillance robot for law enforcement, private security firms, schools and anything else looking for an extra set of eyes and ears on the ground. The 5-foot, 300-pound robot can roam autonomously, sending back real time data about an area with technology that does facial recognition, lidar mapping and 360-degree video. CNET's Kara Tsuboi got a closer look at what makes the K5 robot tick.