Security bot’s creators laugh over its fountain dive

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A security robot in Washington DC took an unplanned dip in a mall fountain this week — and its creators are choosing to see the humor in the situation.

On the surface, no one would judge the poor thing — we’ve all had those days where we’re just going through the motions and end up somehow making a fool of ourselves. But it gets a little more thorny when you’re an autonomous robot whose creators boast of your ability to “guide themselves through even the most complex environments.”

In lieu of defending its wayward child, Knightscope instead chose to make fun of it:

 Given the high temperatures in DC have been in excess of 90-degrees Fahrenheit all week, jumping into a fountain is probably an understandable reaction from anyone.

 


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