New York City’s busiest subway station has a new crew member: a nearly 400-pound robocop introduced by New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
“We are committed to exploring innovative tools to continue making this city the safest big city in America, and this K5 robot has the potential to serve as an important tool in our toolbox,” Adams said Friday as he unveiled the machine. . .
The robot, a product of California-based autonomous security robots Knightscope developerIt has four cameras that you can use to record video and moves at 3 mph.
He will wander around the Times Square subway station on 42nd Street alongside a human officer for two weeks as part of a trial run from City Hall. After that, she is expected to patrol the station’s mezzanine for two months.
Crime has increased in virtually every category in New York City compared to last year, statistics show, even though Adams repeatedly claimed that his campaign to solve the problem has been successful.
The robot, a product of autonomous security robot developer Knightscope, has four cameras that it can use to record video without sound and moves at 3 mph (pictured today at the Times Square subway station)
New York City Mayor Eric Adams is pictured above with his new Robocop introducing the machine at the Times Square subway station.
The machine, called K5, will roam the subway station for two weeks alongside a human officer from midnight to 6 a.m.
At an average of $9 an hour, adams said The robot costs “below minimum wage.”
The robot, known as K5, will roam the Times Square subway station from midnight to 6 a.m.
The robot is one of many initiatives the city is taking to use technology to meet Adams’ goal. electoral promise to reduce crime in the city.
The robot made its initial debut in April alongside a robotic police dog that the department said would be used to navigate dangerous situations.
adams said the robot It has a license plate reader, but no real-time facial recognition capabilities, which has been a concern for privacy advocates.
The robot it has a button which can connect subway riders with a live person at all times if they have questions or to report an incident, Adams said.
Mayor Eric Adams ran his campaign on a promise to reduce crime in New York City and believes robotic recruits will be used to save lives and deter atrocities in the Big Apple.
However, New Yorkers are not on the same page as the mayor when it comes to unleashing robocops on the concrete jungle.
One resident shared his frustration over the new recruits on Twitter: “We want fully funded libraries and schools, not more expensive toys for the NYPD.”
While other residents said the robots are “dystopian surveillance technologies.”
After that, he is expected to patrol the station’s mezzanine for two months and assist subway users who have questions or need to report an incident. The robot will not be on the subway platforms.
Crime in New York City skyrocketed from 2020 to 2023. Eric Adams believes robots will help deter criminals in the city
The New York City Police Department released its annual crime summary for the past year: The revealing numbers increased in virtually every category, despite the mayor’s recent claims.
The statistics paint a bleak picture of the city’s efforts to address crime that has skyrocketed since the pandemic, even though Adams repeatedly claimed that his campaign to solve the problem has been successful.