NYPD Robot is Back to Watch Times Square
The laughable NYPD robot has just been reassigned to one the busiest places in America. I for one feel a lot more safe...
The NYPD just released statistics showing that overall crime has declined by 5.6% with some major crimes seeing decreases as well. However, it looks like felony assaults have increased by over 4%. Transit crimes are down but they still are a concern. One dangerous spot in New York City is the subway system. Do you remember a few months ago when the NYPD announced they were going to use a robot to help police and monitor the area?
It wasn't exactly the most intimidating piece of crime fighting technology. It was the butt of a ton of jokes on social media. The million dollar piece of equipment was leased to the NYPD.
The K5 robot is back in the headlines this week because it has been reassigned to Times Square.
It may not be able to thwart a criminal in the act with force but it could serve as a deterrent. It is equipped with cameras and way to get a hold of the police quickly in the event of an emergency. Here is a better look at the robot and some information behind the company that manufactured it.