After facing a terrible world (especially in Washington DC where you-know-who is there), a security robot KnightScope K5 decided that enough is enough and drowns itself in a pond.
Nah, we are just joking.
The Knightscope security robot is used for patrolling around sensitive and public areas. It costs only $7 per hour, and has extra skills including the ability to withstand attack and not to get bored.
When the robot works, it is able to understand its own environment and judge whether something is wrong, using a combination of microphones, video cameras and other sensors. If it detects that something is wrong then it can squeak, whistle and make other loud noises intended to dissuade criminals and others from causing a nuisance.
This isn’t the first time K5 has run into trouble. In April, a drunk man managed to knock down one of the 135-kilogram robots. And last year, a K5 accidentally ran over a 16-month-old toddler and then drove off, in what’s surely one of the first robotic hit and runs and now this 'suicide'. After retrieving data from the robot's black box, we discovered that the accident was caused by skidding on a “loose brick surface". This happened because an algorithm did not detect the uneven surface, leading to the robot tumbling into the fountain and drowning.
In the future it's expected to get other features like better sensors, gun detection and artificial intelligence.
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