Incident 350: Delivery Robot Rolled Through Crime Scene

Description: A Serve Robotics delivery robot was shown on video rolling through a crime scene blocked off by police tape.


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Alleged: Serve Robotics developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed police investigators.

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Khoa Lam
Watch: Delivery robot rolls through crime scene · 2022

Serve Robotics has teamed with several companies including Uber, Domino's and Amazon to launch a pilot program for robot delivery. When one of its robots encountered crime scene tape, it was able to sneak by with a little help from a nearby…

This robot crossed a line it shouldn’t have because humans told it to · 2022

Video of a sidewalk delivery robot crossing yellow caution tape and rolling through a crime scene in Los Angeles went viral this week, amassing more than 650,000 views on Twitter and sparking debate about whether the technology is ready for…


A "variant" is an incident that shares the same causative factors, produces similar harms, and involves the same intelligent systems as a known AI incident. Rather than index variants as entirely separate incidents, we list variations of incidents under the first similar incident submitted to the database. Unlike other submission types to the incident database, variants are not required to have reporting in evidence external to the Incident Database. Learn more from the research paper.