What comes to mind when you think of a safety and security robot?
In reality, we should be thinking more along the lines of WALL-E.
That’s how Travis Deyle, co-founder and CEO of Cobalt Robotics, encourages us to think about robots in the world.
In the latest episode of WTF, Travis shares how he’s working to bridge the educational gap between fiction and physical security bots.
What I didn’t realize was there’s a gaping hole between current security technology and human security officers.
Facilities today have tech installed, such as:
– surveillance cameras
– security badges
– infrared beams
– facial recognition
The problem is, most of the widely adopted security technology is only good for after an incident occurs.
If your facility doesn’t have the resources to keep human security officers on the clock 24/7, there’s a big stretch of time where something could go wrong.
Think beyond break-ins.
– There’s a carbon monoxide leak
– A pipe bursts
– The server room overheats
– An alarm is malfunctioning
– The electricity goes out
It’s these instances where a physical security bot can step in and save the day.
In this episode of WTF, Travis shares how he’s working to bridge the educational gap between fiction and physical security bots.
We also discuss:
The market’s current view of robots in the workforce.
The hurdles society faces with robot adoption.
Practical solutions robots can provide for humans.
Whether or not robots are taking human jobs.
I also want to say thank you to Travis and the team at Cobalt for sponsoring the launch of LifeSCALE at SXSW.
About Cobalt Robotics
Cobalt’s mission is to make spaces smarter, safer, and more secure. By applying artificial intelligence and robotic automation to handle mundane, important tasks, Cobalt enable customers to focus on what matters most. Their goal is to help companies drive behavioral change to improve the ability to protect people, places, and property.
Cobalt offers improved observation and reporting over certain human applications such as security and clean-up. Cobalt’s robots possess unlimited attention, perfect recall, and real-time human response. By combining robots with consistent, detailed reporting and historical trend analysis, Cobalt improves the security posture of your organization by uncovering gaps, driving behavioral change, and providing data to drive business decisions.
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Brian Solis | Author, Keynote Speaker, Futurist
Brian Solis is world-renowned digital analyst, anthropologist and futurist. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker and an 8x best-selling author. In his new book, Lifescale: How to live a more creative, productive and happy life, Brian tackles the struggles of living in a world rife with constant digital distractions. His previous books, X: The Experience When Business Meets Design and What’s the Future of Business explore the future of customer and user experience design and modernizing customer engagement in the four moments of truth.
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