“…the almost four-foot tall robot uses a thermal camera and sensors to smell the terror in the air and sound an alarm.”
If you can get some rubber bullet-firing machine guns mounted to this thing, we’re in business for real crowd control. Mindless riot-squashing robots care nothing for your crying and screaming. It would slowly mow over each of its victims while unloading an arsenal rubberized weaponry and bean-bag slugs. Maybe it could even be equipped with that new laser-powered dealer of pain I’ve heard about.