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Robot 'Drowns' In Fountain Mishap

Postby toucana on July 18th, 2017, 9:44 am 

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The Knightscope K5 Robot tumbled into the fountain by accident.

A security robot in Washington DC suffered a watery demise after falling into a fountain by an office building.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40642968

The stricken robot, made by Knightscope, was spotted by passers-by whose photos of the aftermath quickly went viral on social media.

For some, the incident seemed to sum up the state of 21st Century technology.
"We were promised flying cars, instead we got suicidal robots," wrote one worker from the building on Twitter.

"Steps are our best defence against the Robopocalypse," commented Peter Singer - author of Wired for War, a book about military robotics.
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Re: Robot 'Drowns' In Fountain Mishap

Postby Braininvat on July 18th, 2017, 11:45 am 

Q. What's the difference between a robot and an onion?

A. No one cries when they chop up a robot.
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Re: Robot 'Drowns' In Fountain Mishap

Postby Watson on July 18th, 2017, 8:05 pm 

A young robot, with aspirations of greater things. Missile, torpedo?

Found by passers by? This is a security bot. Where was the human watching, reporting an incident to, or coming with a towel? Is it real security, or staged appearance security.
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Re: Robot 'Drowns' In Fountain Mishap

Postby Watson on July 19th, 2017, 11:10 am 

Braininvat » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:45 am wrote:Q. What's the difference between a robot and an onion?

A. No one cries when they chop up a robot.


An onion floats?
An onion doesn't have a name? Steve.
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Re: Robot 'Drowns' In Fountain Mishap

Postby zetreque on July 19th, 2017, 11:46 am 

Even robots can't make sense of what is going on in Washington.
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