AI and Robotics for Office Security


Flexible security that fits your needs

Cobalt builds indoor robots for security, designed to work alongside human guards to provide better security than people can do alone. Our robots have the sensing, computation, and intelligence of an autonomous car. A fleet of Cobalt robots gives your guards super-human capabilities and omnipresent situational awareness across an entire organization. The robots are meant to keep offices safe by patrolling the premises, looking for intruders or anything that's out of the ordinary -- while also providing a friendly face to office employees.


Key Features


Intruder And Anomaly Detection

Our robots patrol your space following planned or random patrol paths. Using powerful sensors and artificial intelligence, our robots detect and flag security-relevant conditions or anomalies -- things like people, doors and windows, suspicious items, items that have moved or changed, and water leaks. The robot will either autonomously respond, or initiate a video call with a Cobalt pilot for human-level cognition and response.


Person And Company Friendly

Providing security and concierge services, our robots regularly interact with and around people and become an integral part of office culture. We work with world-renowned industrial designer Yves Béhar to build the world’s first fabric-covered robot. This conveys a soft and friendly feeling while fitting in with your office. We use our decades of robotics experience, with help from expert advisors including Dr. Leila Takayama to develop redundant safety measures for operating around people.


Consistency Meets Flexibility

We pair the consistency of machines with the flexibility of humans. Robots operate continuously to implement your security policies. Each robot has super-human sensors with perfect recall and an auditable history of where it was and what it saw. At the same time, remote human pilots are on call. In an emergency such as a fire or active shooter scenario, the pilots can take control and help employees get to safety. Our robots enhance employee safety: we provide alerts and a well-trained pilot on the screen at a moment’s notice.


Our Technology


AI and Machine Learning

Our robots have exceptional computational power, which lets them run the latest in AI and machine learning algorithms: computer vision, mapping, path planning, and anomaly detection.


Full Service

Cobalt’s product is low friction. Robots recharge themselves as needed, and software updates are pushed via the cloud. Using self-diagnostics, robots automatically detect service or maintenance-related issues and notify Cobalt personnel. 


Human-Robot Interaction

Our robots include a touchscreen display to video chat with pilots and provide user input, a LED ring to signal robot intention, and a directional microphone array for clear communication.


Mapping and Sensing

Cobalt robots navigate around your building autonomously and learn the normal state of your premises including doors, windows, and other environmental conditions. Robots can also generate 3D maps of sensor data such as wifi signal strength and temperature.


60+ Sensors

Our robots are loaded with sensors, including 360º day-night cameras, thermal cameras, point cloud cameras, laser scanners, a directional microphone array, long-range RFID, a badge reader, and environmental sensors including carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.



Cobalt’s founders have a long history of building safety-critical systems. CTO Erik Schluntz worked on safety engineering at SpaceX, and CEO Dr. Travis Deyle worked on building home robots before joining GoogleX. We use redundant sensors, state of the art algorithms, and powerful perception to make our robots safer.


Expanded Capabilities

Our robots will soon support departments beyond Security, including Facilities, IT, HR, InfoSec, Space Planning, Operations and EH&S. For IT, our robots will map WiFi signal strength and locate rogue hotspots. For facilities, robots will map out environmental conditions like temperature, humidity, and carbon monoxide and inspect key infrastructure. Robots will track valuable assets, check in guests, and support real-time remote inspection. Our current robots contain all the necessary hardware to support these future features, which can be enabled via over-the-air software updates.




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