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Mock cop bot swats tot

A security robot has had an unpleasant run-in with a child in a California shopping mall.

The parents of 16-month-old Harwin Teng say they were at the Stanford Shopping Center when the toddler ran into a 5-foot-tall 300lb Knightscope droid that then ran over the kid's foot.

Other than some swelling in the foot and a scratch on his leg, Harwin was unhurt, his mother told ABC7 News.

Perhaps the Knightscope cyber-cop was just extracting a measure of revenge on the world's children for what they did to its mall bot brethren last year. ®

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