Robot Runs Over Child in San Francisco Shopping Center

By Nahema Marchal : heatst – excerpt

If you thought all wide-eyed, gliding, egg-shaped robots were as cute and harmless as Wall-E, then think again.

Last Thursday at a Stanford shopping center, a security robot ran over a 16-month-old toddler’s foot, much to the horror of his parents and bystanders. Luckily, the child didn’t suffer any major injury.

“The robot hit my son’s head and he fell down facing down on the floor and the robot did not stop and it kept moving forward,” Harwin’s mom Tiffany Teng told ABC 7.

According to one of the mall’s security guards, this is the second time that the autonomous machine has trampled over a kid. Another was hurt from the same robot just days before… (more)

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