Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) continues with its path-breaking forays into the world of security with its latest line-up of robots, made by independent company ‘Knightscope.’ The freshly-minted robots, called K5, are built for the Security Industry, and are currently guarding the expensive Silicon Valley campus.
K5 Robots are ‘autonomous data machines’
Nearly 5-feet in height, these security robots weigh 300-pounds, and have four HD security cameras for each direction. It also has sensors with Artificial Intelligence to sound the alarms to notify unusual movement. Four microphones are incorporated and allow K5 to connect via WiFi with Headquarters.
Other built-in security features include another camera to read license plates and validate via cross-reference if they are stolen.
K5 Robots running on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) organic landscaped campus are featured as ‘autonomous data machines.’ The security bots are currently programmed to detect and sound alarms for security officers to arrive and handle the issue. K5 robots running for over 24 hours on single charge and is also programmed to self-charge at ports, when batteries indicate low levels.
A winning feature for the K5 robots is their charging time span which is less than 20 minutes.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) K5 robots also have GPS which allow it to navigate the environment, with add-on laser scanning features.
Morgan Stanley’s Weiss: not the time to buy MSFT shares
Meanwhile, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) came under many an analyst’s scanner in the past week. Morgan Stanley’s Keith Weiss after a one-to-one discussion with the blue chip’s Investor Relation Team recommended to that there was room left yet at Microsoft for ‘operating efficiencies.’
Weiss opined that the current capital allocation program was prioritized due to better capital investment focus on core initiatives. Other facts discussed were the ‘significant’ tax implications for Microsoft as 90% of cash was located offshore, if it chose to repatriate. Weiss concluded that “shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are trading at multiples at five-year highs with a focus “shifting towards sustained execution.”