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"You have to budget the number of fuzzy rules you use to control a system. It turns out, you can state the optimality principle in three words: 'patch the bumps.'"
- Bart Kosko

Security Guard Robot (Sentry Robot)  
  A robot that takes the place of a security guard in an office environment.  

Kirstie Alley is trapped in an office by an out-of-control security guard robot.

When the sentry robot fails to deactivate with a verbal code, the Runaway squad moves in.


(Security guard robot from Runaway)

"A 577 sentry?"

"A 577 with office-checking routines on board."

"Insulated wheels, steel hull, taser shock standard...?"

"We don't modify them - we just run them as they come from the factory."

From Runaway, by Michael Crichton.
Published by Tri-Star Pictures in 1985
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Tom Selleck comes to the rescue when Alley calls.


(Security guard robot from Runaway)

As it turns out, he defeats the robot by beating it to death with a chair.

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