Back in 1924, futurists had designs for a radio-controlled robot police force. It’s odd to me that police robots were never pursued in any large capacity. Seems like a perfect use for a robot. A robo… cop. Give me a radio-controlled police tank or something, anything. They have autonomous killer planes in the military, but nothing to help John Q. Law fight crime on a daily basis.
Check out the chilling insert illustration of the robots in full riot control mode. Those rioters really look frightened. As they should be. Unless of course those are just people waiting in line at the Hoagy Carmichael show. Hulking police robots, with a spinning mace for a hand, would never overreact would they?