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Security robot falls into pond after failing to spot stairs or water

Security Robot Falls Into Pond After Failing To Spot Stairs Or Water

The Knightscope K5 on helpfully-flat terrain . Source: Knightscope

A security robot tasked with patrolling an office building in Washington DC has instead driven itself into a water feature. The bot appears to have been a Knightscope K51, a surveillance bot designed to roll around parking lots, corporate campuses and hospitals so it can use its video cameras, anomaly detection, live video streaming and real-time notifications capabilities to inform you if you need to send a human security guard to sort something out. Knightscope says the bot can find a way through even the most complex environments . But not, evidently, the water feature of The Washington Harbour, an office and retail complex in Washington, DC .

As the Tweet below shows, the K5 decided to take a dip in said water feature. Knightscope told The Washington Post2 that the incident was an isolated event . The company’s also been good-humoured about the incident, responding to social media jibes with a riposte that the K5 is a security robot, not a submarine robot.

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References

  1. ^ Knightscope K5 (www.knightscope.com)
  2. ^ The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com)
  3. ^ M3: Machine Learning & AI conference brought to by The Register (go.theregister.com)

Traffic warning and heightened security for those attending sell-out …

Top girl band Little Mix are about to perform a sell out gig in the North-east.

Durham s Riverside Emirates1 cricket ground is gearing up to welcome the 15,000-strong crowd on Saturday. And heightened security and parking warnings have been put in place as thousands are expected to flock to the venue. Durham Constabulary has developed a traffic management plan for Chester-le-Street.

There will be designated pick up points for those getting lifts to the venue.

Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock (left), Jade Thirlwall (right), Jesy Nelson (second left) and Perrie Edwards (second right)

Tickets for the concert quickly sold out for the Summer Shout Out tour2 . More than 15,000 people are expected to attend, so those not going to the concert are advised to avoid the area. Gates open at 5pm and it is scheduled to end at around 9.45pm.

It will be the second hit tour to visit the ground this summer after Rod Stewart s gig last month.

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Limited parking is still available from the Box Office at a cost of 10. Two park and ride sites are located at Lambton Estates and Belmont . They open at 3pm.

Gates will open at 5pm and concert-goers are advised to arrive early. The two support acts, Sheppard and Ella Eyre, are expected to start from 6pm. There will be increased security measures at each entrance point and a heightened security presence in all areas of the ground.

Those attending are asked to be patient at the end of the concert, as police work to clear the venue and surrounding areas. A drop off point is located in Riverside Park . All cars must turn left when exiting and follow the diversion signs.

References

  1. ^ Emirates (www.gazettelive.co.uk)
  2. ^ the Summer Shout Out tour (www.gazettelive.co.uk)

London Pride 2017 latest: Armed police to patrol parade amid heightened security after terror attacks

Revellers at this year’s Pride parade1 will be guarded by armed police amid heightened security following recent terror attacks in the capital. Firearms officers will patrol the parade through central London on Saturday, with Scotland Yard having already warned those attending to expect an increased police presence.2

Concrete roadblocks have also been set up to guard against a London Bridge-style attack, with 24,500 partygoers set to descend on Soho for the parade. This year, 150 police officers and staff from the Met will take part in the parade, alongside officers from British Transport Police, paramedics and the London Fire Brigade.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to march through central London during the parade (PA Archive/PA Images)

Chief Superintendent Helen Millichap said: “We know that recent events in London and Manchester will cause people to worry.

As with any large event the Met’s priority is public safety and we are working closely with the organisers in the lead up to Pride to develop our policing plan.

“We want Pride to be a friendly and safe event for everyone to enjoy and, to help us, we need the public to take the usual precautions by remaining vigilant and reporting anything of concern to police officers or stewards at the event.”

Plain clothes officers are also set to patrol the event, with the Met having worked with organisers over the past few months to prepare security measures. At a meeting last week, the Met said the event would be policed within the context of recent terror attacks in Manchester and London. Met Commisioner Cressida Dick said the celebrations would look and feel a bit different this year .

Officers were forced to review security arrangements at last year s festival in the wake of the terror attack at an Orlando gay club, which left 49 people dead. On June 3, eight people were killed when terrorist mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge before going on a stabbing rampage in Borough Market. The parade, which runs from 1pm until 4.30pm, starts in Portland Place before marching through Soho and ending at Whitehall.

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References

  1. ^ Pride parade (www.standard.co.uk)
  2. ^ having already warned those attending to expect an increased police presence. (www.standard.co.uk)
  3. ^ Reuse content (www.standard.co.uk)