After a multimillion-dollar investment round, robotics firm Knightscope has announced its plans to deploy autonomous guards for hire in Silicon Valley

Creating quite a buzz among robotics enthusiasts and media outlets, a number of robotic security guards recently toured Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus during an industry event. Today, the bots' makers announced that the success of their first rounds of funding — which raised over $5 million — will allow the company to put their automatons to work patrolling other Silicon Valley campuses in the near future.

Robotics firm Knightscope said, including converted funds from its seed round, it has raised an oversubscribed $5.2 million in Series A financing. In a press release, the company noted that the investment will help to accelerate its deployments of robotic security services in Silicon Valley while “aggressively” continuing technology development.

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