An article written by James McGinnis of the Bucks County Courier Times discusses the increasing use of robot security guards in various public spaces, including stores, casinos, college campuses, and hospitals. The robots, designed to record 360-degree HD video, detect thermal anomalies, and scan license plates, are already being used by companies such as Lowe’s and Knightscope. While some experts predict that robots will eventually replace some human labor, others argue that robots will provide companies with much more than security, such as collecting consumer data on “pattern of life” for companies seeking to sell products. However, the article also raises concerns about the use of robots and the data collected by them, as well as the need for humans to become more comfortable with the machines. White Knight Labs CEO Greg Hatcher is quoted in the article.

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