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Critics Compare Crime-Fighting Robot Dog to Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’

A police robo-dog is sparking major controversy today, after the machine was deployed by New York police at the scene of a suspected hostage-taking in Manhattan. As the robo-dog walked out of the building alongside officers, bystanders expressed their dismay. Some are comparing it to the deadly machines in an episode of Netflix’s sci-fi series “Black Mirror,” in which robot dogs turn on humans. Cops say the robo-dog can save lives by scoping out a crime scene without putting officers in danger.

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