Security Robots: A New Frontier in Protection — and Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid

When you’re on the highway and you notice a patrol officer up ahead, your instinct is to pump the brakes no matter what speed you’re going. The same caution prevails for seeing a five-foot, 400-pound security robot monitoring a corporate campus — an unwanted visitor is far more likely to take their actions elsewhere when they see a large machine with a strobe light in their vicinity.

William (Bill) Li, CEO of Knightscope, an advanced security technology company, recounts these stories in his discussion with host Fred Burton, along with the story behind the company’s formation nearly 10 years ago. You’ll walk away from the episode with a new understanding of the role robots play in security professionals’ day-to-day and, on a macro level, how they can combat crime rates in the areas where they are effectively deployed.

William Li is the Chairman and CEO of Knightscope, Inc. [NASDAQ: KSCP] and is a seasoned entrepreneur, intrapreneur and former corporate executive at Ford Motor Company. He was the Founder and COO of GreenLeaf, which became the world’s second largest automotive recycler (now part of NASDAQ: LKQ) and holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and MBA from University of Detroit Mercy. His long-term ambition – along with his company’s mission – is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world, changing everything for everyone.

Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley that builds fully autonomous security robots that deter, detect, and report.