Knightscope is developing technology that will predict and prevent crime utilizing autonomous robots, predictive analytics and social engagement. Crime has a $1+ trillion negative economic impact on the economy and our goal is to cut it in half. Their Autonomous Data Machines gather real-time on-site data and combine it with existing large data sets as well as relevant social network feeds, allowing for a breakthrough ability to map the future in a given environment. These self-driving robots will help society build safer, engaged communities while reducing costs and crime.
Mountain View, US
Size (employees)
65 (est)+5%
Knightscope was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Mountain View, US
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Key People/Management at Knightscope

William Santana Li

William Santana Li

Chairman & CEO
Stacy Dean Stephens

Stacy Dean Stephens

VP of Marketing & Sales
Aaron Lehnhardt

Aaron Lehnhardt

Chief Designer

Knightscope Office Locations

Knightscope has an office in Mountain View
Mountain View, US (HQ)
1070 Terra Bella Ave
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Knightscope Financials and Metrics

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Knightscope's latest funding round in September 2017 was reported to be $15 m. In total, Knightscope has raised $43.2 m
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Knightscope News and Updates

These robots strive to fix nation’s security math problem

Vehicles that pull into the driveway at Knightscope Inc.’s corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California, often come to a dead stop. That’s because a robot, which looks something like R2-D2 of “Star Wars” fame, is positioned squarely at the entrance. Soon, the robot rolls quietly aside after a…

Long odds didn’t deter software engineer from pursuing her tech dreams

Mercedes Soria (pictured) knows what it’s like to beat the odds. Growing up in Ecuador, she heard about an exchange program between her native country’s school and Middle Tennessee State, so she decided to apply. Out of 5,000 applicants for the opportunity, Soria was one of only 20 selected to study…

Security robots maker Knightscope takes in over $25 mln

Silicon Valley-based Knightscope, a maker of security robots, has raised over $25 million in funding. The investors included Konica Minolta and Bright Success Capital.

Knightscope fights crime with robotic security guards

Robotics has moved boldly into new fields, with machines now folding clothes, delivering towels, and offering advice on the best Italian restaurant near a hotel. Now a Silicon Valley company has created a robotics business around an area of growing importance for many organizations: site security. “…

The Tricky Ethics of Knightscope's Crime-Fighting Robots

Five-foot-tall, 400-pound robots are on a mission to take a bite out of crime. The path there, though, is fraught with ethical pitfalls.

This 400-pound, sidewalk-roaming security robot just got fired

A five-foot tall, 400-pound robot with four surveillance cameras just got fired from its security job. Right before Christmas. The San Francisco animal welfare non-profit, SF SPCA, rented the 'bot to roam its parking lot and grounds, ostensibly in response to a recent burglary.  But to the dismay …
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