A slap-drone is a type of Culture drone dedicated to policing the actions of a person who may reasonably be suspected of misbehaviour.  

A slap-drone would be assigned to, for example, someone who has committed something objectionable or malicious, such as hitting or attempting to kill someone,[1] and which they might be expected to repeat.  It would escort the target in their daily life and intervene in any further attempts at misdemeanour, either by distracting the target or physically deflecting a blow, for example.[2]  A slap-drone would usually have the authority to render its target unconscious if necessary.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Surface Detail, chapter 9
  2. The Player of Games, Chapter 2 - Imperium
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