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.

Maybe.

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4 Responses to Robots Bring Out the Best

  1. carrotpanic says:

    It’s a bomb.

  2. Hennet says:

    What a cute little robot. I want one!!

  3. badbad_leroybrown says:

    Yes, all of those people are helping the adoreable robot get to the empire state building so the revolution can begin.

  4. Santa Faust says:

    Pfft. The only thing this piece proves is how easily the robots could trick us into helping enslave ourselves and how readily we’d do it. I think it’s irresponsible to draw more attention to it on this site. What’s next, Hilden? A step-by-step guide for manufacturing the human pancreas into high-quality ball bearing lubricant? You, sir, are a race traitor.

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