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This story and video comes to us from the always excellent Gizmodo.com and falls squarely into our “Robot News Must Be Published” rule.
Tisch School of the Arts student, Kacie Kinzer, created a cute little robot to run down the streets of New York City as an interesting social experiment. Now, normally I don’t care about this kind of thing but this experiment has a robot in it. Therefore, it’s cool. Kacie explains her idea like this:
I wondered: could a human-like object traverse sidewalks and streets along with us, and in so doing, create a narrative about our relationship to space and our willingness to interact with what we find in it? More importantly, how could our actions be seen within a larger context of human connection that emerges from the complexity of the city itself? To answer these questions, I built robots.
Over-intellectualized purpose aside, damn it’s cool to see some robot love out there. It might make PanicBot 5000 think twice about enslaving our race.