The Man Who Could Not Stop by A. Bertram Chandler:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Clavering was on the run. He had dodged and bribed and stowed away, and he had made it all the way to the Rim Worlds, on the outermost edge of the galaxy. Man could go no further, which was torture to Clavering, The Man Who Could Not Stop. (Breathless promotional blurb.) Select an invention:

Mark IV Door Keeping Robot - automated rejection
A robotic device for responding (and scanning) people who come to your door.

 

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