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RoboteX Gets Over $2 Million in Funding from Peter Thiel

by on March 24, 2013
 

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RoboteX, a private security robots company, created in 2007 by Nathan Gettings in Palo Alto, California, is backed with $2.06 million by PayPal founder Peter Thiel, out of a funding round of $5 million.

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This isn’t actually the first round of funding the company receives, RoboteX previously earned approximately $9 million.

The company plans to improve security by developing autonomous high-quality, affordable, robots that can be easily controlled and used by users in solving critical problems and situation where human involvement could be dangerous.Other tasks that can be done by the robots are home surveillance,  patrolling, transporting suspect luggage, entering hostage situations or giving a piece of paper to a dangerous individual, for example, as the site specifies.

RoboteX’ created a line of Avatar robots used for security in this type of situations. The latest one is called  Avatar III and it was created in 2012. This security robot can be controlled via standard Wi-Fi networks from a safe distance and can be integrated into existing security systems. Depending by the situation, different accessories can be attached: stabilizers, manipulator arm and many more. It also comes with a command center.

The company also developed a special line of robots for office and home security, able to survey the perimeter and to be controlled with an iOS smartphone.

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Do you think that robots represent the future of private security?