During a pilot of the Knightscope Autonomous Security Robot (ASR), the Huntington Park (Calif.) Police Department saw positive results.
For comparison, the agency shared policing data during two similar periods in the area where the ASR patrolled — between June and December 2018 before the robot was deployed, and between June and December 2019 when the robot was fully operational.
During these periods, the number of recorded entries of police activity decreased from 277 in 2018 to 249 in 2019.
|2018 (before robot)||2019 (with robot)||% change|
|Crime Reports||48||26||46% reduction|
|Citations Issued||120||38||68% reduction|
In addition, the agency saw a 10% reduction in calls for service in the area patrolled in by the ASR.