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NYPD ditches its $12,500 Times Square subway police robot after only four months – and some commuters say good riddance

The robot stood over five feet tall but couldn’t use stairs

THE New York Police Department has parked its subway robot just four months after introducing it to the public.

Mayor Eric Adams first announced the AI-backed security robot in April 2023 to combat rising crime rates in New York City.

At a press conference in September, Adams described the robot as “part of the fabric” of the future of subway safety and “a good investment.”

The 420-pound, 5 foot 3 inch egg-shaped K5 police robot patrolled the 42nd Street subway station but its Times Square deployment has ended.

“The K5 Knightscope has completed its pilot in the NYC subway system,” a spokesman for the NYPD told The New York Times.

The publication shared photos of the robot parked in an empty storefront in the station, gathering dust…