Maybe so if Knightscope has its way. The Silicon valley company has developed a mobile security robot for both indoor and outdoor patrols.
The article notes the robots aren't armed (yet) so they just provide video and utter metallic voice commands. I can hear it now in a metallic robot voice saying "STEP AWAY FROM THE LIGHTPOST." or maybe "DROP THE SKIRT NOW."
This one appears to be ready to apprehend hunters of a micro hidden on an unknown parking garage floor.
Uh oh... this pair has already heard of LPC's. Could it be they are caching converts? ;)
So far, it appears the K5 has only been rented to companies and stores in the Silicon Velley area. I'm not so sure they will be effective where there is snow or ice.
They appear to have a bit of an updated Dalek look to me. ;)