Reimagine public safety.
Knightscope was launched in April 2013 by William Santana Li and Stacy Dean Stephens. The Company was formed in response to the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook, the Boston bombings, and the attacks of 9/11.
Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley that builds fully
autonomous security robots that deter, detect and report. Its mission is to make America the safest country in the world.
- 7 Years of Innovation
- $70m Capital Raised
- Operating Hours Over 1 million
At Knightscope, we think differently. On a given day, you may hear things like “artificial intelligence”, “self-driving technology”, “robotics”, and “software engineering”. Our terminology may sound a little different than a typical office, and we like it that way. We are self-proclaimed nerds and we are continually brainstorming, testing, and implementing our robot’s lidar, ultrasonic sensors, GPS, wheel odometry, internal measurement unit, and indeed anything that can improve our robots or lead to a breakthrough in modern technology.
Dedication – Responsibility – Honor. These are just a few words we take to heart at Knightscope. In fact, many of us spent a considerable amount of our lives serving this country. The truth is, this company was founded in the wake of Sandy Hook and 911 and some of us were actively serving on those unforgettable days. We at Knightscope care deeply about the great people of this country and that is why we have made it our goal to make the United States of America the safest country on earth.
For many, there is no better feeling than representing the stars and stripes as a member of the armed forces. A number of us here at Knightscope once called our home the military. We lived day in and day out with one purpose in mind – to stand up for the principles and moral fabric this country was built on. These sentiments stand true for all of us at Knightscope – we believe in the greater good for society, morality, order, and decency. And we believe in each other to push forward our dreams to help protect the good people of our communities.
Meet our incredible team.
Building a safer future - one robot at a time.
Knightscope is Born
Knightscope sets up shop in the heart of Silicon Valley - Mountain View, CA.
The First K5
The first fully functional autonomous robot is unveiled.
Plug and Play Award
Knightscope awarded HOTTEST NEW COMPANY at Plug and Play Technology Center
Knightscope is featured in Time Magazine.
National Television Show
Knightscope's K5 made its acting debut on Steven Spielberg's TV show, EXTANT
Knightscope deploys first K5 robots with a paying client in a shopping center in Silicon Valley
The Future is Now
Knightscope featured on "The Future is Now: Things That Will Blow Your Mind."
Knightscope announces the K3 - an indoor autonomous security robot.
Knightscope K5 makes cameo appearance in Audi Q5 commercial
Knightscope announces the K1 - a stationary security robot.
William Santana Li and Jim Cramer on CNBC Mad Money talk about the future of security.
First Local Government Client
Knightscope deploys robot for first local government contract.
Huntington Park Police deploys "Robocop" to monitor public areas.
Knightscope unveils facial recognition capabilities.
Knightscope hires seasoned CFO.
First Federal PO
Knightscope receives first Federal purchase order.