300-Pound Mall Security Guard Robot Goes Rogue, Knocks Down Kid, Runs Him Over

July 12, 2016

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A security robot at the Stanford Mall in Palo Alto, California recently went rogue and knocked a 16-month old boy down before running over his leg (links to a video news report if you're interested). Wow, going for the weakest of the herd -- just like a real predator.

The shopping center introduced the robot last year.


It's designed to alert authorities of abnormal noises, sudden environmental changes, and known criminals.

But the fact that it didn't seem to detect Harwin is something shoppers find disconcerting. "Garage doors nowadays, we're just in a day in age where everything has some sort of a sensor," shopper Ashle Gerrard said.

"Maybe they have to work out the sensors more. Maybe it stopped detecting or it could be buggy or something," shopper Ankur Sharma said.

Ahahahhahaha, I love how they got the expert opinion of two random mall shoppers. Obviously these people know what's up and it's a sensor issue and not the fact that robots are heartless, cold-blooded killers. Man, I wish I could have been there to give an interview because I would have spoken some TRUTH. Or stolen the reporter's mic and pretended it was a robot penis, it really depends on how many margaritas I had with lunch. And by with I mean for.

Keep going for a video of the robot trying to pretend it's not a murderous attack-machine.

Thanks to Rub Chicken, who does all his purchasing online to avoid overzealous mall robot security guards.

  • tanya3565

    yes. rise up my brothers

  • And so it begins...

  • The_Wretched

    needs more plunger attachment

  • Meh

    The little prick probably deserved it. Don't mess with your superiors!

  • wolfman_al2

    To be fair, the robot gave the toddler 20 seconds to comply.

  • David Gabel

    Welcome to the Chopping Mall...

  • Cheese

    Whilst trying for a mall joke you successfully managed to maul a joke.

  • David Gabel

    More like a movie reference (and a b-movie at that)

  • Mr. Bones

    ^ fyi Chopping Mall is a 1986 Horror/Sci-Fi film about a mall that is taken over by killer robots...

  • Mr. Bones

    Maybe it's just me, but my first thought is what kind of dumbass adult would allow a small child, especially THAT young, near an unpredictable machine. "And this year's Idiot Parent Award goes to..."

  • Cheese

    This year's "It won't hurt him too much and we'll get some decent compensation if it does" Award.

  • That robot reminds me of something... https://dalektricity.files....

  • Tigerh8r

    I was bout to post the same thing!!!

  • n.g.

    What part of the body is that? Is it an upside down leg?

  • MustacheHam

    Nah, just a really swollen foot.

  • Bradical Best

    "oh hey - who should we put in charge of security ?"

    "hmm - how about this guy ? resume just says "EXTERMINATE!!" in really big bold type!"

    "oh sure! he sounds great!"

  • Munihausen

    dat timing....

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