New York City

Photo: Ready for RoboCop?

New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently showed off the autonomous security robot the city is piloting.


The Knightscope K5 Autonomous Security Robot is getting a two-month pilot program in New York City's Times Square subway station. The K5 is a far cry from the eponymous cyborg in the 1987 film RoboCop. Instead, it's a 5-foot-2-inch 420-pound rolling camera and help desk phone (with a top speed of 3 mph). During the pilot, New York is leasing the K5 for $9 an hour and it will be accompanied by a human officer at all times.