Beijing time on the morning of December 18 news, San Francisco recently introduced an animal shelter Knightscope safety robot in the office patrols; later media reports said the robot was used to drive homeless people to combat criminals. The shelter has now disabled robots, less than a few days post, robots laid off.
The San Francisco Animal Protection Association said in a statement that after the rapid spread of reports about robots, they received a lot of information that threatened to take violent and sabotage actions against the agencies. To relieve the pressure, Conservation Society will look for a better way to use a safety robot. San Francisco authorities have requested from the Society for Animal Protection that robots should not be used on sidewalks without permission.
Knightscope also said in a statement that introducing robots is not meant to help the San Francisco Animal Protection Association clear homeless people simply to protect the association and provide services.
In San Francisco, the gap between incomes has widened as wealthy technology companies and highly paid tech workers flow in, renting an apartment out of place is arguably America's most expensive. In recent years, the neighborhood where the animal shelters are located has been rapidly enriched and the problem of particularly unbalanced income has resulted in many homeless people camping on sidewalks. The Society for Animal Rights has said that sabotage and theft have been increasing and have declined since the introduction of safe robots.