The mission of the Company Six Special Insights Team (SIT) program is to gain the highest level of integration and effectiveness between the CO6 ReadySight™ personal robot and the operations needs of law enforcement and public safety responders. Divided into three phases, CO6 will facilitate the SIT agencies in an in-depth development of physical factors and detailed use-cases identified by SIT agency user groups, conduct field testing of identified use-cases on-site at SIT agency facilities, and from these activities develop draft policies, procedures, and CALEA-compliant accreditation standard elements.
The intended outcome of the SIT program is to identify actual law enforcement officer needs and meet those needs with directed technologies and validated protocols that operate within constitutional, legislative, and agency requirements. The SIT program is also designed to provide agencies who chose to deploy autonomous devices and technologies such as robotics, with a well-validated and tested body of knowledge to present to community constituents upon introduction to agency use.
Timeline: November 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022, Approximate Phases are:
• Phase One: 1st Week through 6th Week
• Phase Two: 7th Week through 14th Week
• Phase Three: TBD
Locations: Special Insights Team Agency Location for phases one and two.
Mission: Phase One is a facilitated process for specific agency operational groups, including Patrol, Traffic, Tactical Operations, Investigations, Explosive Ordinance, and other relevant specialties. During this phase, CO6 facilitators will work with groups to record and rank the user-cases for testing prioritization.
Attendees: Representative groups with common needs, approved by SIT agency management. The ideal group makeup would include field operators, first line supervisors, and unit command, as available, as well as an agency legal advisor for the constitutional and legal segment.
Resources: Classroom setting and schedules to create minimal disruption to agency operations. Video recording for future training operations.
Meeting Outline: Topical areas to be covered:
• Introduction of the CO6 ReadySight personal public safety robot, including features, functions, and operational capabilities.
• Discussion of deployment methods and physical characteristics of mounting, charging, and other infrastructure.
• Presentation of pre-developed use-cases for the group to focus and define deeper “sub-use cases” (e.g., refining the larger category of building searches).
• Discussion of Fourth Amendment related issues that apply to each identified use-case and scenario.
Outcomes: In consultation with SIT agency staff, the results of Phase One will be curated by CO6 law enforcement advisors into demonstrable testing scenarios for Phase Two validation and assessment.
Mission: Phase Two of the SIT program is designed to subject the identified use-case responses and proposed operational capabilities to realistic operational scenarios, evaluate the results, and adjust as indicated. The goal is to identify and rate the effectiveness of proposed uses for the development of protocols, procedures, policies, and training aids.
Attendees: Representative groups with common needs, approved by SIT agency management. The ideal group makeup would include field operators, first line supervisors, and unit command, as available.
Resources: Agency internal resources, such as Academy and Tactical Training sites. External resources for application-specific testing and development of training videos and scripts.
Meeting Outline: Operational tests to be covered:
• Testing plan to optimize personnel time to cover the selected test scripts and locations.
• Test each prioritized use-case with the typical agency response staffing, including joint operations between patrol and tactical operators, EOD and other specialized groups. Include investigations personnel for scenarios that relate to surveillance, search warrant service, and other related activities.
• Immediate debrief of testing group and any designated observers, repeat operations as necessary.
• CO6 law enforcement facilitators will record the input and operational recommendations. Outcomes: As many of the use-case scenarios as possible, given the allotted time and staff availability. As with Phase One, Phase Two scenarios will be re-prioritized according to the testing results and SIT agency input.
Mission: Phase Three of the SIT program is intended to analyze the data captured in Phases One and Two, and create draft protocols, procedures, and standards to aid the SIT agencies in updating current policies on the operations of autonomous deices, specifically robotics.
Attendees: This work will largely be off-site, with some remote and on-site meetings to discuss operational and legal issues.
Resources: SIT agency supervisors and managers to review and respond to CO6 findings.
Meeting Outline: To be determined.
Outcomes: Comprehensive documentation for agency manuals, public information announcements, and liability mitigation.
BOULDER, Colo. (Nov 24, 2020) -- Company Six is unveiling its rugged ReadySight robot and cellular service that gives first responders and professionals with dangerous or difficult jobs an extra set of eyes.
ReadySight is a rugged one pound, throwable, mobile video robot with unlimited range. It streams video over dedicated first responder and commercial LTE networks. Controlled by the user’s smartphone, ReadySight can stream to unlimited web viewers, so whether they are across town in a command center or across the globe everyone is getting the information they need to make decisions in real-time.
Everyday video streaming usage plans will start at $99/month and first responder plans are$149/month and include unlimited streaming over priority networks and a free replacement robot if ReadySight is lost in the line of duty.
“Making a small, portable, video enabled robot has really been a goal of our founding team since 2012 while we were at Sphero - but the networks and core technology simply were not ready,” said Jim Booth CEO of Company Six. “Having used robots in the field while in the Army, they can be large, expensive and difficult to operate. What we’ve built is unlike any tool out there at a fraction of the price - truly to the point that they can be expendable if necessary. We want to put our robots in the hands of the many - not the few. We want our users to have all the information that is possible before they put themselves or others in harm’s way.”
The technology integrated into the ReadySight robot will allow for day and zero light usage, autonomous and semi-autonomous operations, two way audio communication and unlimited range and usage over nationwide LTE networks.
"A tool like ReadySight is what we've been wanting for years. A low cost, expendable, throwable video robot, that runs over the cellular LTE network. In many critical situations our police and fire first responders incur the risk of 'going in blind' to an uncertain situation. ReadySight is a game changer for these situations where more information is needed quickly," said John Abbey, retired Chief of Police from Silicon Valley and public safety innovator.
ReadySight has an endless number of use cases from accident investigation, exploring tight or unknown spaces before someone enters, even acting as a sentry to keep eyes on a critical area such as a crime scene.
First customer shipments are expected in Q3 2021.
Want to know more? Visit www.co6.com to get on our early access list and receive updates.
ABOUT COMPANY SIX:
Company Six (CO6) is a venture-backed robotics and cloud technologies company headquartered in Boulder, CO dedicated to advancing the awareness and protection of those who put themselves into harm’s way. By combining advanced robotic platforms and a highly secure cloud-based technology suite their products will fundamentally transform the way first responders and those with dangerous or difficult jobs operate. CO6’s products are based on nearly a decade of technology development, and are designed to deliver a lightweight yet highly advanced robotic solution that provides critical awareness to those who need it most.