Don’t be alarmed if you see an R2-D2-like robot rolling through the M Resort’s parking lot. It’s not the latest Star Wars set, but a new way for the Henderson casino to patrol and survey its surface lots and garages.
The robot, nicknamed M-Bot by resort staff, patrols the area and can speak to patrons, either greeting or warning them. More importantly, it can see and hear while on patrol, providing a live, recorded feed to the property’s security office.
Kevin Mounts, M Resorts’ head of security, said the PENN Entertainment-owned property began using Knightscope Inc.’s K5 Autonomous Security Robot in mid-December.
“It does need some time to charge, but unlike an employee it doesn’t need time for a restroom break or a lunch break,” Mounts said. “He just continues to patrol.”