This Is Not the Droid We're Looking For

The robots are coming for our jobs! But maybe just not yet. In a hilarious Tweet, Bilal Farooqui posted a photo of a security robot at his Washington D.C. office building which apparently threw itself into a large water fountain. "We were promised flying cars, instead we got suicidal robots," Farooqui quips. 

Not even an hour ago, I was speaking with a security consultant on the benefits and limits of robotics in commercial real estate security applications. It would seem I should add "negotiating water features" to my list of challenges. 

Look for my piece on security technology in the September issue of Building Operating Management. While I'm working on the piece, do you have any particular questions you'd like answered regarding the intersection of cutting edge tech and security? Let me know in the comments below or send me an email at 

And if you're in the market for a robot, check out this piece on some options for unmanned grounds maintenance vehicles. 

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