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I Laughed & Laughed & Laughed
« on: July 17, 2017, 08:59:29 PM »
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Robot Security Guard "Commits Suicide" In Mall Fountain
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The Knightscope K5 security robot was supposed to patrol the Georgetown Waterfront, a ritzy shopping-and-office complex along the Washington Harbour in D.C. Looking like a mutant hybrid of R2D2 and a Dalek, the K5 was built to be a crime-fighting robot that could rove the streets and monitor for suspicious activity. It has been used in some offices and malls across America.

But, in the absurdist take of NY Mag, "the pressure was too much for the rolling robot, which can turn, beep, and whistle in order to maintain order."

At one point today, it had had enough, rolled into fountain and drowned itself.
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I Laughed & Laughed & Laughed
« on: July 17, 2017, 08:59:29 PM »