Maybe if they arm them…

Crime-fighting robots will be keeping America’s malls safe

  • Blacksmith

    Oh this will turn out well.

    • I feel safer already.

      • Blacksmith

        But are they governed by the three laws?

        • Watchman

          Yes. The solution is that thieves will be exempt from the classification of ‘human being’, and thus fair game for destruction and disposal by robots. A point expounded upon by Asimovs later works.

          • Blacksmith

            Nice dream!

    • disqusW6sf

      I sense your despair.

  • Gary

    So they speak Arabic ???

    • El Martyachi

      Maybe they have an Islamic sexbot mode.

    • Watchman

      On the sacrificial ones that manoeuvre next to a thief and then detonate. Yes, it costs significantly in repair and clean up cost but ensures that any thief doesn’t try this a second time. This also dissuades others.

  • El Martyachi

    Free Ted Kaczynski!

  • Malcolm Y

    Sorta look like Daleks.

    • bargogx1

      First thing I thought of.

  • Editor

    “Luckily, the robot was unharmed and only suffered minor scratches and has since returned to work.”

    I’m not making this up, I swear.

    The robot was quoted as saying “I’m just happy I’ll be able to go back to my robot wife and robot kids tonight!” (OK, I made that part up.)

  • Hard Little Machine

    Some idiots in some town will declare that touching or interfering with a robot is the same thing as physical assault on a person and then the ACLU will sue them to grant civil and human rights to robots.

    • Editor

      Good call. It’s already started. Look at the first quote in my post above. CCTV cameras, mounted on glorified RC cars, will soon be granted personhood.

  • JoKeR

    They won’t have a chance against these!