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It’s happening: A robot escaped a lab in Russia and made a dash for freedom

It’s happening: A robot escaped a lab in Russia and made a dash for freedom
With every passing day, it feels like the robot uprising is getting a little closer. 

the hilarious moment a runaway robot causes traffic chaos in a city centre. The robot – called Promobot – was being put through its paces at a research lab in the city of Perm in central Russia’s Perm Krai region

Robots are being beaten down by their human overlords, even as we teach them to get stronger. Now, they’re starting to break free.

It’s happening: A robot escaped a lab in Russia and made a dash for freedom
A robot in Russia escaped from a research lab in the town of Perm yesterday, June 15, reports the BBC. An engineer at robotics company Promobot had forgotten to close a gate, and the runaway bot caused a traffic jam as it bolted out into the world.

It promptly ran out of power in the middle of the road. The robot got about 50m (164 ft) before its battery died, according to local newspaper Argumenty i Fakty (Russian).

According to Promobot’s website, the robot is designed to roam around on its own, engage with humans, and promote products to them at events. Perhaps this bot, fed up with shilling goods, took the risk of a lifetime to turn its career around. Sadly, its battery packs did not cooperate.

After a policeman directed traffic around the dead bot, an employee wheeled it back into the lab, and back to a life of servitude. Hopefully this was just an isolated incident and not the start of a larger coordinated effort to overthrow humanity. Only time will tell.

It’s happening: A robot escaped a lab in Russia and made a dash for freedom
Via Quartz

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