A robo-security guard in Palo Alto has run over a toddler, surprising everyone who thought it was a good idea to have an armed, 300-pound robot rolling around a suburban shopping mall. Happily, 16-month-old Harwin Cheng escaped serious injury. This is not the first recent robot malfunction:
Last month, a robot known as Promobot IR77 escaped from a lab in Perm, Russia where it stopped in the middle of a local street, causing a traffic jam. Then, even after being reprogrammed twice, continued to try to get away.
Now it's no secret that the Disruptariat is itching to replace us with robots. Which brings me to today's writing prompt: How will the introduction of robo-proffies go hilariously, tragically, amiss? ("Maybe the StaplerHands 3000 wasn't the best choice for our intro astronomy class...")