Silicon Valley Wagers on Robots to Supplement Human Cops

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William Santana Li, chief executive of the robotics company Knightscope, imagines a future where robots will keep Americans safe, says the Los Angeles Times. Communities will take security into their own hands by investing in wheeled machines that patrol streets, sidewalks and schools — instantly alerting residents via a mobile app of intruders or criminal behavior. His proposition is like many posed by Silicon . . .

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