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.