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By incorporating video cameras and two-way radio, the telebot could be the "neighborhood beat cop" that was a familiar part of American life before the advent of the ubiquitous patrol car. Cops who can't get out and patrol themselves would be able to do so via telebot, and could provide video and radio guidance to patrolling cars to direct them to a crime scene; and even get electronic "eyewitness" information the help identify suspects.
This could be a good idea as long as people don't screw them up. I could imagine somebody spray painting it's cameras as it writes parking tickets.