Five years, needless deaths, a failed startup

From the article: … (today is)

“the five-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. On June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire in the club, killing 49 people and injuring 53 more; at the time, it was the deadliest shooting in the United States.”

Five years ago we asked ourselves how this could have been prevented, or at least mitigated.

Thus the pulse nightclub shooting was the inspiration for a company I tried to start to help innocent victims of exactly this type of tragedy. Not prevent; but mitigate through non lethal AI based robotics.

https://www.SOMArobotics.com

AL/ML non-lethal response in real time to active shooter situations.
SOMA Robotics – AI/ML non lethal response to active shooters

It was a very expensive deep dive into raspi, opencv, brushless motors and escs. It failed for lack off funding for whatever reason. Although it still seems to me that all stakeholders win with a non lethal AI based automatic response that integrates with first responders.

Yet the challenge is still there. This must stop.