16-month-old boy has run-in with heavy security robot

A little boy is recovering after being run over by a security robot at a California shopping center.

The 16-month-old's mother said the rogue robot knocked him down.

The robot weighs 300 pounds. The boy suffered bruises but is fine now.

His mom said, "The robot hit my son's head and he fell down, facing down on the floor, and the robot did not stop. It kept moving forward. … He was crying like crazy and he never cries. He seldom cries."

The robot is designed to alert security guards to disturbances and detect known shoplifters with its camera.

It's reportedly shut down while the incident is investigated.