Security robot drowns during patrol


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/07/19/security-robot-drowns-during-p.html


#2

“What is my purpose?”

“To harass people at the local mall.”

“Oh, God.”

“Yeah, welcome to the club, pal.”


#3

K5 deserves a more human name. Bob would be appropriate.


#4

His last words: I think you ought to know I’m feeling very depressed.


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#6

Damn it, we finally get to a point where actual robots can be taken out with stairs, but now dalek/stairs jokes don’t work anymore.

Well, it’d go well with a dalek anyway. Nice salt shaker to go with your pepper pot.

(Obligatory disclaimers: Yes, I know daleks aren’t robots, and yes, I know Daleks could climb stairs as early as “Remembrance of the Daleks,”)


#7

Was he being baptized? Only way you can get to Silicon Heaven, you know. Immediately.


#8

Did they learn nothing from ED209?

Robo Flop


#9

It gets better!

This is the memorial for Steve the drowned security robot outside our office on his charging pad. The future is weird. pic.twitter.com/Pb7KLay1VO

— Oliver Griswold (@originalgriz) July 19, 2017


#10

Daleks don’t climb stairs, they level buildings! (Old school)


#11

Witnesses report he was slowly singling “Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do…”


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#14

Where’s the health and safety investigation?

The lack of care about robot safety is disgustingly meatist.

There’s also some classic victim blaming going on - not what I’d expect from the Grauniad.

“The bizarro egg-shaped robot’s premature demise is not thought to be suspicious. It is believed the robot fell down the steps of its own fecklessness.”

Body-shaming and claiming that the deceased died as a result of their own ‘fecklessness’.

Classic corporate reaction to an accident at work.

More seriously, why are there easily accessible stairs into a large pool of water in an office park?

If this was in a private home, I’d say there is a bench around the fountain for people to sit on. Is that what this is for? Are people expected/allowed to wade in to the pool and bask in the refreshing, if dubiously cleaned, water of the fountain?


#15

Watch it… They might ugrade THEMSELVES


#16

The Seventh Doctor begs to differ…


#17

Even a Roomba knows not to go down stairs. Who made this robot?!


#18

That picture at the top of the post is great. It looks like everyone except the LEOs are laughing their asses off.


#19

Up until then it was true.


#20

“It’s worse than that - he’s dead, Jim.”