It was a Knightscope K5....on patrol. A robot that looks like a "Star Wars" droid was looking for criminal activity outside a Washington, DC office building. The 4 ft robot has hi-def video capture, facial recognition software, infrared sensors....That's cool. Or maybe it just wanted to cool off.

While passerby were watching the newly installed robo cop, it suddenly tumbled down a bunch of stairs and plunged into a water fountain. It died.

The photo of went viral, as did social media comments about the “robocide”.

So much for 21st Century technology.... said one, "We were promised flying cars, instead we got suicidal robots."

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