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The dark, crime-ridden streets of America may never be the same with a Silicon Valley startup coming up with high-tech robot security guards.

The 300 pound K5 Autonomous Data Machine, set to be unveiled on Thursday by its creators Knightscope, was created in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre and publicity photos demonstrate how the robot could be used in schools.

The 'Robocop' will not be armed with guns however, and will instead utilize camera and security technology to keep busy areas like campuses, shopping centres and banks safe.

Its creator said he hopes the machines will actually help predict crimes and even cut current rates in half.

"We founded Knightscope after what happened at Sandy Hook,"  Knightscope co-founder William Santana Li told the New York Times.

Li said the K5 would go "not just where guards already exist, but where they haven’t yet or may never go."

"You are never going to have an armed officer in every school," he told the newspaper.

Li suggested the robot could be used in areas like offices and workplaces where lawsuits and bullying can occur.

Knightscope's websites said the data collected from the K5 sensors "is processed through our predictive analytics engine, combined with existing business, government and crowdsourced social data sets, and subsequently assigned an alert level that determines when the community and the authorities should be notified of a concern."

There is no date yet for if or when the K5 will be hitting the streets, but the Robocop Hollywood reboot is due in 2014.

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