USA: The robot, or 'Bum Bot', is a waist-high box type creation
with the words "SECURITY" on the side.
It has bright red lights, a spotlight, a video camera and
a water cannon.
is remotely controlled by its owner, who can also speak
through the Bum Bot's loudspeaker.
patrols the streets and has apparently led to a reduction
in break-ins in the neighborhood.
number of neighbors have complained about it, and a number
of the homeless on the streets have apparently complained
that the bot is 'intimidating'.
owner, Rufus Terrill, who says he may run for mayor of Atlanta,
according to the reports originally seen on the Daily Telegraph,
the Bum Bot will be his Chief of Staff and sit outside his