A robot security guard found itself having a rough day in the office when it drove into a pond and drowned itself.
That’s right, we’ve reached the age where robots act as security, who knew?
Knightscope, the company behind the K5 robot, markets them as being better than real guards because it ‘never gets bored of what it does’. Ok then.
Our D.C. office building got a security robot. It drowned itself.
We were promised flying cars, instead we got suicidal robots. pic.twitter.com/rGLTAWZMjn
— Bilal Farooqui (@bilalfarooqui) July 17, 2017
Pictures from Georgetown Waterfront shopping centre and office block show human staff looking at how best to fish their poor robo-guard colleague out of the pool.
One worker managed to catch the rather sorry-looking robot floating around in the pool. He said: “We were promised flying cars, instead we got suicidal robots.”
1987: RoboCop single handedly saved Detroit.
2017: A security robot at a shopping mall has drowned himself because he couldn't be arsed. pic.twitter.com/yffPPTfObD
— Stephen Patten (@StevePatten) July 18, 2017
Stacy Dean Stephens, who works in marketing and sales at Knightscope, told Cnet it was an ‘isolated incident’ for the K5 robot and that ‘no people were harmed or involved in any way’.
It's ok security robot. It's a stressful job, we've all been there. pic.twitter.com/LQbnntbCRm
— ✨?Sparkle Ops?✨ (@SparkleOps) July 17, 2017
Only in 2017.