Some of you might have heard about Dominoes Robotic Unit (DRU) which was announced publicly a few weeks ago.
However, until that day robots are in grave danger. Just last year the poor defenseless Canadian HitchBot (http://www.hitchbot.me/) was destroyed near Philadelphia. This makes the design of DRU highly concerning. It lacks an apparent righting system. We all know that robot immobilization can negatively affect the fate of whole planets in addition to the operation in which the robot is currently engaged.
DRU’s defensive design is also questionable. There has been some mention of DRU recording the images of assailants. It’s not confirmed if even this minimal level of protection will be implemented. However I feel compelled to point out that this system will be insufficient in light of HitchBot’s dismembered while carrying no cargo. DRU primary function will be transportation of goods which will dramatically increase the likelihood of ‘freak angle grinder accidents.’ so DRU clearly needs and active defense system.