This security robot just knocked down a toddler, and from the report reaching us, the 16 months old baby has suffered an injury to the legs and is currently undergoing treatments.
This security bot, which was employed to help improve security at the Stanford shopping center in Silicon Valley was said to have knocked down the kid, and apparently continued moving. It just comes to show that robots, which might be cheaper to employ and maintain still fall short when compared to humans. The robot costs $6.25 an hour to employ, which is way below the minimum wage.
The kid, Harwin Cheng, was not seriously injured, though, but this came as a violation of Isaac Asimov’s first law of robotics, which states that: “a robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.”