Autonomous murderbot pulled over by SFPD; tries to escape.

llsethj:

I am honestly shocked that they didn't shoot out the tires. Police are easily startled!

Company's sniveling anonymous PR flack responds:

"We work closely with the SFPD on how to interact with our vehicles, including a dedicated phone number for them to call in situations like this."

Is it the robot that is wrong? No. No, it is everybody else.

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6 Responses:

  1. Paul N says:
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    I am not surprised they refrained from shooting the car. It was white, after all.

    I am moderately disappointed that the car was just autonomous and not haunted.

  2. prefetch says:

    *"Please state the nature of your inquiry."*
    "Vehicle illegally blocking a public thoroughfare."
    *"Please hold. You are ... EIGHTEENTH ... in queue. Your call is important to us..."*

    In other murderbot news, this cutie was apparently patrolling the streets of a locked-down .ch town recently:


  3. MattyJ says:
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    Do not taunt Happy Fun Murder Bot.

  4. Line Noise says:

    What SFPD needs is some robot cops that can communicate with the robot cars. After OCP's successful ED209 trial in Detroit it's overdue for them to be deployed nationwide.

  5. jer says:
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    The police cops look genuinely surprised to find no one inside.

    Sooo, they were not briefed at all about the murderous automatons roaming their city, let alone taught the protocol for apprehending any rogue murderous automatons? I mean, there is a phone number the should call, but it's not printed on the back of the car for obvious reasons, so the police cops would need to be informed that it exists, and not call the station for a lengthy conversation first?

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