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Police robots keep malfunctioning, with mishaps ranging from running over a toddler’s foot to ignoring people in distress

As companies have begun to experiment with security robots, the robots have repeatedly hit obstacles — or, in some cases, fallen into them.

Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco

A security robot has been put to work in San Francisco in an attempt to deter homeless people from forming tent cities along the sidewalks.

This robot is designed to keep people safe, but it fell in a fountain and couldn’t get up

One of Knightscope's K5 security robots ended up marooned in a fountain while out on patrol.

The tech giants of Silicon Valley are starting to rely on crime-fighting robots for security

Knightscope makes autonomous, crime-fighting robots that patrol malls, sports arenas, and corporate campuses for tech giants like Microsoft and Uber.

A Silicon Valley engineer was arrested after allegedly knocking down a 300-pound robocop

An allegedly drunk engineer knocked down a 300-pound robot in Silicon Valley, police said. More details inside: